Lori Zimmer

Glowing Paper Cave Puts the Cubicle to Shame in Japan

by , 08/13/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery



green design, eco design, sustainable design, Kotaro Horiuchi, pop up office space, modular office space, glass fiber paper, Paper Cave, White Cube Gallery Nagoya

For Paper Cave, Kotaro Horiuchi looked to their own architectural studio as the inspiration for a permanent exhibition that employees could not only live with, but be inspired by themselves. Since the studio is next to the White Cube Gallery, a continuation of the Fusionner project seemed natural. For the second rendition, the firm turned to glass fiber paper as an easy material that would not disrupt office life with construction mess.

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The installation appears like a shell inside the office, taking residence between the entrance and back balcony. The malleability of the glass fiber paper allowed the design to undulate along the ceiling, curving each layer for a rippling effect. Along the center, artificial marble is stretched in waves that can double as tables, with cut outs for LEDs to shine through and stilted on thin legs to create a floating effect. The cut outs continue on the walls, allowing light from the office to illuminate the interior.

Glowing with blue LED lights throughout, the interior cave gives the office an option to host events and doubles as a saloon, meeting place or lounge, while also functioning as an extra work space.

+ Kotaro Horiuchi

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