When designing the brand new inside of the "IoT Heart" for the workplace of a worldwide administration consultancy in Tokyo, Nendo immersed itself within the digital world. Along with the standard workspaces and convention rooms, the Roppongi workplace homes three galleries and a lounge the place new digital applied sciences are exhibited and a flexible house for seminars and occasions. As a substitute of utilizing typical partitions to divide areas, Nendo designed clear glass partitions impregnated with binary code, that’s, computer systems "zero" and "1" use to jot down and retailer information.
Every textured panel has two layers of laminated glass with 4 layers of movie between them to supply stability. The feel was fashioned when the glass panels had been positioned on a chrome steel mildew and heated to make it tender and melted, abandoning the summary digital sample.
Textured glass distorts what's on the opposite facet whereas conserving traces of sight open and lightweight passing via.
To put in the panels, we needed to double the muscle and the time as a result of they might not use typical suction cups to assist keep it. As soon as put in, the partitions grow to be their very own artworks that assist to bridge the digital world with actuality.
Photographs by Takumi Ota.
Filming and modifying by Toru Shiomi.