Sony CSL Kyoto Laboratory

The office space for Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Sony CSL) Kyoto Laboratory is designed on the ways in which architecture can help to facilitate the company’s philosophy of “contributing to the fulfillment of human values”. An architectural reinterpretation of this motto is manifested through designing a laboratory for occupants to freely occupy the space while simultaneously experiencing various stimuli to develop new ideas. An issue which the project aims to resolve through the design concept is the lack of need for a physical laboratory in a time in which research can be completed through the internet. The project was to create a place where researchers would have an incentive to work at the laboratory.
The desks, chairs and large tables are designed to be moveable to accommodate for events. The renovation includes a kitchen and a meeting room. These programs were installed for functional reasons, but materialistic design was implemented to make a unique space. Logs of various tree species, colors and textures were used for the furniture. Some logs are left with the bark intact, while some utilize sapwood, other have a hard texture to the soft textures.
The organic shape and bumps of the grain make each furniture piece unique. The shape and size of the wood changes over time to form a dynamic space
The design of the laboratory highlights the dynamic environment present in everyday life to correlate with the company’s philosophy.

Project name: Sony CSL Kyoto Laboratory
Address: 13-1 Hontorocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Program: Office
Construction: Kansai Reform Labo
Floor area: 155.00㎡
Completion: 07/2020
Photographer: Yosuke Tanaka

ソニーCSL 京都研究室


プロジェクト名:ソニーCSL 京都研究室
延床面積: 155.00㎡

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