"NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN OSAKA OFFICE "
Company:NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD / NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
Designer(s): NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
Tetsutaro NISHIDA (Chief Designer),
Koichi TANIGAKI (Senior Designer),
Mao NAKANOIN (Designer)
Category: , Professional
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More than just creative
This is an in-house office plan of our design office, which is located in the central part of Japan's second largest city of Osaka. Our new office needs to be a place ensuring more creativeness and higher productivity than others do. How to achieve a creative place, where the character of each individual was respected and the organic connections of the individuals could be managed at a high degree of freedom, became the biggest theme of this project.
We have been aware that the number and quality of points where the staff members come in contact with people, things, and events, including business connections, materials, and books, are important factors that enhance the value that the office can offer to clients. Therefore, we have designed a mechanism enabling the staff members to move around the office freely to maximize the effect of the points. Each interior space of the office has been designed optimally to satisfy individual purposes, including meetings, the retrieval of information, and the selection of materials. Furthermore, each interior space is connected by highly migratory zoning. In addition, the floor has been designed three-dimensionally as a plate like the stand of a stadium, thus achieving a characteristic landscape with height changes as people walking inside while feeling the sense of unity as an workplace.
The office provides all individuals with movable work desks that can be laid out so that the work of every team as a working unit organized on a project-by-project basis will be visible and high-quality information exchange will be enabled. This is exactly the opposite approach of providing the interior of the office with universally designed flexibility, but the realization of the workspace facilitating flexible layout changes at any time has provided the office with similar flexibility.
About the Designer/Company
Originally established as the interior design department of NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD, Nikken Space Design (NSD) has more than 60 years of experience in the field. As a part of the Nikken group since 1994, NSD now works not only with Nikken Sekkei but is also in partnership with various architects and artists. With 60 highly experienced designers, NSD is currently working on numerous design projects for Japanese and international clients. NSD’s wide range of projects cover interior design for hotels, high–rise offices, retail complexes, hospitals, educational institutions, restaurants, shops and even private residences. As a result, the company can accommodate all kinds of clients’ needs. One of NSD’s main principles is to bring high quality solutions in interior design, specifying furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E).