▼视频，video ©Toru Shiomi
The interior design of the newly opened digital hub and office for global management consultancy in Roppongi, Tokyo. The Center has three galleries and a lounge area to showcase new digital technologies, a multipurpose space to hold seminars and events, as well as office functions such as meeting rooms and a work space.
▼项目概览，overview ©Takumi Ota
在数字世界中，所有的信息都将转化为由 “0” 和“1” 组成的代码进行存储和传输，而这也是该项目的灵感来源——构成空间的透明玻璃隔墙拥有由“0”和“1”构成的独特纹理。为了保证抗张强度，隔墙使用了双层的层压玻璃，并在两层玻璃之间置入了四层薄膜，以实现抗震效果。
▼设计草图，design sketch ©nendo
Derived from the fact that in the digital world, every piece of information is converted into combinations of “0” and “1” before it is stored and reproduced, the interior was formed by transparent glass partitions that has a textured surface made of “0”s and “1”s. First and foremost, in order to secure tensile strength, laminated glass composed of two layers was used and four layers of film were inserted between the two glass layers to give a shatterproof effect.
▼透明玻璃隔墙拥有由“0”和“1”构成的独特纹理，the interior was formed by transparent glass partitions that has a textured surface made of “0”s and “1”s ©Takumi Ota
The textured surface was formed by placing the glass plate on a stainless-steel mold and applying heat to the glass to make it soft, thereby applying the pattern to the molted glass which deflects by its own weight. Various thickness and shape were considered for the edges of the mold, and eventually, in order to minimize contact with the glass, a 3 mm sharply polished edge was used.
▼接待和展示区，reception and display area ©Takumi Ota
▼休闲区， lounge area ©Takumi Ota
Although the two sheets of glass were heat processed simultaneously, one sheet was 8 mm thick while the other was 6 mm thick, thereby enabling the two surfaces to be joined more precisely and also enabling the minimisation of occurrence of air bubbles. On another note, since suction cups could not be used on the glass plate during the installation process due to its textured surface, it took twice the man power than normally required for moving and placing them, leading to an extremely time consuming construction.
▼玻璃板细部，glass plate detail ©Takumi Ota
When walking around the completed space, the landscape spreading outside the window and the exhibits, plants and signs of visitors appear indistorted layers. The intention was to express the future of IoT, a fusion of digitalism and reality, through this scenery where real and virtual images are integrated harmoniously.
▼办公空间，work space ©Takumi Ota
▼公共区域，public area ©Takumi Ota
▼走廊，hall way ©Takumi Ota
▼玻璃纹理细节，texture detailed view ©Takumi Ota