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Project: "Equinix OS1 IBX Data Center"
Company:NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD / NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
Designer(s): Hiroshi Mizuhara, Senior Interior Designer; Mitsuhiko Imai, Interior Designer;, Japan
Category: Interior Design, Professional
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Entry Description: An International Business Exchange Data Center Weaving Information and Digital Economy Equinix operates data centers in 32 cities in 15 countries around the world. Called International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, these are positioned as platforms for global information and digital economy. OS1 (Osaka 1st) is the first IBX data center to be located in the Osaka. It is also its noteworthy 100th center in the world. We designed the entrance hall used by IBX data center clients. The design concept was to create a space that can portray the distinct and global activities of OS1 to the many clients coming here from around the world through a visual expression of its location in Japan. Business expansion through the interconnection of information accumulated via the Equinix platform is expressed by evolving on the image of thin, delicate fibers that are spun into yarn and eventually woven into a stunning piece of fabric. The traditional design style of latticework is used as the motif to manifest this image. >Steel lattices aligned in an orderly balance >Expressive wooden lattices have a striking effect >Ceiling lattices modify traditional latticework The concept is vividly expressed by arranging three types of lattices like yarn that is spun to encompass the space as a whole.

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).