Dasic Architects Completes Tokyo Cubes Office Building

20 January 2010 (Last Updated January 20th, 2010 18:30)

Tokyo-based practice Dasic Architects has completed the CBS building in Tokyo, Japan. The office building serves three different interior functions and arranged as "work", "rest" and "play". The work area included office space and seminar rooms and the rest space has areas

Tokyo-based practice Dasic Architects has completed the CBS building in Tokyo, Japan.

The office building serves three different interior functions and arranged as "work", "rest" and "play".

The work area included office space and seminar rooms and the rest space has areas for relaxation after work and occasional overnight stays. The play area will double as a workshop and gallery.

Open space outside the building perimeter is created by moving away from the street; the area can also be used as a transition space.

The four-level building has a reduced footprint and is based on the concept of three floating cubes, stacked according to the programmatic hierarchy.

The cubes use steel panels to create a structural skin, which assists with lateral seismic forces.

After completion of the project the client suffered a ski injury that restricted his mobility; the work, rest and play design concept was structured to complement his current situation.