KADOKAWA TOKOROZAWA CAMPUS

KADOKAWA TOKOROZAWA CAMPUS

Designer
FLOOAT
Location
Tokyo, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Offices
Tomooki Kengaku
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Pandant Light & ArrangementsFlos
Lounge ChairGUBI
Sofa & ChairsVitra.
Physix, Allstar Chair, Soft Work
SofaCappellini
CAP MARTIN SUNSET
StoolMattiazzi
BRANCA STOOL
Pendant LightingSanta & Cole
Cirio Circlular

Product Spec Sheet
Pandant Light & Arrangements
Lounge Chair
Sofa & Chairs
Physix, Allstar Chair, Soft Work by Vitra.
Sofa
CAP MARTIN SUNSET by Cappellini
Stool
BRANCA STOOL by Mattiazzi
Pendant Lighting
Cirio Circlular by Santa & Cole

KADOKAWA TOKOROZAWA CAMPUS

FLOOAT as Designers

One of Japanese publisher, Kadokowa, opened a new office. The location is Higashi Tokorozawa, a city 45km from central Tokyo, and the space is named Kadokawa Tokorozawa Campus. It has a novel plan never before seen in Japan suited to present conditions of drastic change. The campus uses innovative spatial designs to provide radical solutions to our evolving work environment.

photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku
photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku

The design brief was handed to Flooat Inc, which came up with the idea of ‘fluctuated landscape’. Taking the entire 9000㎡ floorspace as one continuum - a single area without walls or divisions - they introduced randomly varied ceiling heights with occasionally exposed structural elements. This generated a vertically-oriented variety. Some of the lower ceilinged areas are defined as ‘intensification zones’, for concentrated and individual work, while others with higher ceilings are named ‘relaxation zones’ and where creative inter-communication is encouraged. The complete Campus brings together the atmospheres of these diverse and differentiated zones, so as to build a totalised harmony.

photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku
photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku

Flooat carefully selected materials and furnishings, and opted for uneven colour intensities. This allows the interior to change tone with the movement of light conditions throughout the day. While being in an office, employees sense the passage of time via real-time light effects, enhancing their sense of wellbeing.
A central ‘light court’ connects to a courtyard and roof terrace. This brings natural light inside, and functions as a place for employees to refresh. Events are also held here with invited guests and local residents. The overall effect is the complete removal of unsociable feelings associated with the modern office.

photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku
photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku

A ‘fluctuated landscape’ of seemingly random alterations within a continuous space is a metaphor for Kadokawa’s business model. The publishing giant is well established in a wide range of products, from literary works to comics, but it has recently expanded into film, animation and video games. Flooat designed to help employees follow their individual sensibilities within a collectivity of creative talent. This will grow business possibilities though fresh encounters and realizations.

photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku
photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku

Team:

Design: FLOOAT & OKAMURA CORPORATION

Design Planning: SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE

Photographer: TOMOOKI KENGAKU

photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku
photo_credit Tomooki Kengaku
Tomooki Kengaku

Materials Used:

Flooring: Honest and partners  

Interior lighting: Pandant light, arrangements, FLOS

Interior lighting: Pandant light, cirio circlular, SANTA&COLE

Interior lighting: Wall light, wall lamp , WORKSTEAD

Carpet: SHAW

Interior furniture: Sofa, CAP MARTIN SUNSET, cappellini

Interior furniture: Sofa, Softwork, Vitra.

Interior furniture: Stool, Branca stool, mattiazzi

Interior furniture: Lounge chair, Beetle, GUBI

Interior furniture: Chair, Allstar, Vitra.

Interior furniture: Chair, physix, Vitra.

Wall: Plaster, Harada Sakan

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