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Pillar Grove by Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio

by Simon Yuen on Feb 2, 2016 in Interiors
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Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio has recently completed the interior of its office in Nagoya, Japan

Cement and metal are common materials for pillars in a building, but Japanese design company Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio has broken away from the norm by using wood in its new office.

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Named Pillar Grove, the building has no load-bearing walls, as designers used 30 wooden columns, reminiscent of trees,  to separate different spaces and create some platforms inside for staff members.  Platforms are in different levels, joint by ladders and stairs, which help divide the various zones.

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The space creates the feeling of being in a grove with characteristics such as windows cut-off by slabs, windows placed in inaccessible locations, and the staircase peaking out from between slabs. Wooden columns are not only used as pillars but also for storage. Boards are installed between columns to create more space, meaning there is no need to buy extra cabinets.

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“Creating a fresh space will play a key role in our company's future development. Also it helps encourage communication between the staff members. Most importantly, the design is to explore the possibilities of wooden structure,” says the design team.

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