This project is for the interior design of a new office for MS Japan. The company provides recruitment and support services for specialized accounting and financial affairs and, as their main service is personalized counseling, they requested several two-person rooms adjacent the entrance hall.
Many small rooms make for many doors; with the regular interval of door and walls tending to create a dull and hospitality less atmosphere as it exposes the functional nature of these rooms.
Paradoxically, we decided to create a scene with 'only doors'.
Identical panels with long, thin windows and a stainless L-angle are set regularly along the hall, however of each set only one is a door and the other is a fixed wall.
This system enables us to plan with a free curve, keeping the same connection between each panel.
The gap between sight and action - appearing as a door but actually being a wall and appearing as a wall while actually being a door neutralizes the common meanings associated with these forms, also imparting a more neutral character on the space.