Japan   |  2020

Diamond-Resonant Office

Entrant Company

MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS

Category

Interior Design

Client's Name

Arkaworld

Sub-Category

Office

- Office in Resonance with the Mysterious Beauty and Energy of Diamonds - We performed the design for the office of a diamond product dealer. We were asked to create a space inhabited by the beauty of the diamonds created with a high level of polishing technology and the nature of Bisei, Okayama Prefecture, where the processing plant is located. Deliverables included three spaces: an entrance area, a seminar room, and a private area. For the entrance hall, we took inspiration from the process by which diamonds are formed deep beneath the Earth’s crust where temperatures and pressures are very high, and created a space that fuses the rough flow of the strata with the shining form of diamonds born within. The rich mosaic created by the changes in the unique texture of the materials echoes throughout the space the rhythm and glow of the mystical light of diamonds filled with the energy of their miraculous origins. A gradation of colors representing the blue sky and greenery of the town of Bisei unfolds in the central seminar room while vibrant waves of colors drift through the space, softly enveloping people in it. The brown palette of the private area represents the depths of Earth from which diamonds are born and creates a calm atmosphere by echoing the layered colors of the strata. By paying homage to the origins of diamond formation, we sought to create a space resonating with this process born from the power of the Earth and the mysterious energy of nature permeating it.

Credits

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Moriyuki Ochiai
Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Amit Arunabh
Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Jillian Lei
Soken Group(Constructor)
Norihiro Ariyoshi
Soken Group(Constructor)
Momoko Kinoshita
Soken Group(Constructor)
Ayumu Morioka
Soken Group(Constructor)
Miki Ito
Soken Group(Constructor)
Shoji Kenga
Special Paint
Osamu Yamaguchi
Hinode Industrial Arts(Constructor)
Kakuta Marie
Koizumi Lighting
Kayo Yokoyama
photo
Fumio Araki
More Silver Winners
Product Design
Singapore

Entrant Company

Nicholas Ooi

Sub Category

Music, Audio & Sound

Conceptual Design
Hong Kong

Entrant Company

Setmund Leung Design Ltd

Sub Category

Other Concept Design

Interior Design
Taiwan

Entrant Company

Sun Moon Interior Design

Sub Category

Residential

Interior Design
Netherlands

Entrant Company

Studio Louter & OPERA Amsterdam

Sub Category

Exhibits, Pavilions & Exhibitions