During the construction period of high-end apartment “Brillia Shinagawa Minami Ooi” in Shinagawa Tokyo, we planned and designed a sales office with a communication salon on the 1st floor and an apartment showroom on the 2nd. The design of this sales office, unlike typical apartment sales offices, has also developed a policy to sort out social problems and find solutions, in an effort to make the entire facility more fully utilized.
The concept of this sales office is derived from traditional Japanese houses from where communities were born, “earthen floor, living room, porch”, which are both nostalgic and also brings community memories. The façade design is simple, completely different from the typical advertising-oriented styles. “Earthen floor” right behind entrance gate is designed to facilitate free access for all people, as transitional space connecting outdoor and indoor, it can also enlarge the space visually. This kind of design can encourage people to spontaneously gather here for casual conversations, it will also become an important place where local residents can obtain various information.
Floor raised living room is laid with the combination of wood flooring and tatami, while porch with wooden deck, taking the users’ comfort of both indoor and outdoor into consideration. When workshops etc. are held, it can also be a place that triggers natural conversations easily, where people can have relaxed discussions. Furniture here are made with larch plywood and natural cedar wood, which are designed for DIY use as well, so users can be encouraged to grow more interest in furniture.
Instead of self-sealing, the overall facility is open to the community, where residents and various information gather, and by showing the loveliness of the community it can also be closely integrated with the region. No matter if you have lived here for a long time or if you are just about to move in, the design of the facility provides you the perfect space and continuous opportunities to meet, talk and be familiar with each other. We believe it will provide a hint towards solving the problem of loose bonding local communities.
项目名称：「Brillia品川南大井 Communication Salon oooi」
项目面积：411.07㎡（1楼 218.71㎡・2楼 192.36㎡）
摄影：Nacasa & Partners