Google’s Tokyo Office Celebrates Best Of Japanese Design [Pics]
Designed by Tokyo firm Klein Dytham, the colorful interior has a koi pond mobile food stalls.
Designed by Tokyo architecture firm Klein Dytham, Google’s new office in Japan incorporates elements of the local history and culture. The interior references traditional Japanese elements, with one floor designed in the spirit of a bathhouse and another with a digital fish pond containing interactive koi carp.
Dezeen reports that the office features colorful and imaginative designs, with perforated concrete blocks defining the corridors and informal meeting areas scattered throughout. Different colors mark the zones and Google’s logos have been incorporated into the wallpaper, which is based on Japan’s timber architecture.
The office space also includes a traditional-style mobile stall that offers street food. Architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein said:
Google requests that each of their national offices around the world reflects the unique culture of its location. [Our] design for the earlier phases of the project had taken cues from the graphics of traditional Japanese fabrics and contemporary anime, but then Google requested an even more vivid evocation of Japanese culture.
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