The design of an office and shop area was requested in the 45 sqm open space, located in a new build building. With inner walls of extruded cement board and concrete ceiling, the original internal space was incomplete. However, with its unique textures it was a space with its own charm.
▼从办公区域看向阳台，view from office area to balcony
▼从销售区域看向办公区域，look from sales area to office area
In order to create the required functions within budget, the original periphery of the space, ceiling, floor and walls, was not touched. Instead, an l-shaped wall with a curved corner was placed in the office space and the kitchen and toilet placed behind it.
▼原有空间的格局、天花板、地板和墙壁都被原封不动地保留了下来，the original periphery of the space, ceiling, floor and walls, was not touched
▼厨房和卫生间被设置在L形墙后方，l-shaped wall with a curved corner was placed in the office space and the kitchen and toilet placed behind it
Two spotlight frames suspended from the ceiling defines the office and shop areas within space. The lower parts of the kitchen and toilet interior and their doors is painted, while the upper parts retains its original texture and colors. With the doors fully opened, the vertical line and color of the painted interior connects with the doors and integrates the functions out into the main space.
▼聚光灯框架确定了办公室和销售区的空间，two spotlight frames suspended from the ceiling defines the office and shop areas
Also considering functionality, it is easy to repaint the bottom part where dirt, wear and tear is more likely to show with regular use. The painted is reminiscent of the two-tone “Panda”, which is also the name of the company. The design aims to create a continuous space with abstract areas.
▼聚光灯框架细部，details of the spotlight frames suspended from the ceiling
Lead Architects: Shimpei Oda & Tetsuya Tanji
Project location: Nara city, Nara Pref
Completion Year: 2019
Gross Built Area: 46.62 m2
Photo credits: Norihito Yamauchi
Photographer’s website: http://n-y-p.jp
Builder: Atelier Loowe Inc.