We also have a KU_RI_HA_MA house, by the way. Same syllables, our 8 year old mentioned.
Equipped with a lot (!) of experience in renovating japanese houses, the third one was the oldest house. Situated in Makuhari/Chiba it required again to move there and while working on the construction inhabit the house at the same time.
So we went back to the roots.
The place, was such a romantic corner. It was stunning. At a time when I hadn’t realized that romantic in Europe and romantic in Japan is a very different thing… not even that there was no road to the house changed my mind. It was (european) romantic.
And so I started. The need of renovation was undeniable. This wasn‘t a house you could live in while working on it. So I started commuting every day Yokusuka Yokohama, back and forth back and forth.
Everything sounded so easy. It was a naiv plan. Just like kids think of something. You dream it. And then you think it will come true. Of course.
And it happened. It just happened. As I had it written down in my tiny sketch book:
Buy a house.
And rent it out.
…about rebranding Publicis Beijing.”
These were the words our CEO Lau in Beijing started his elaborate speech. It climaxed in the announcement to switch the identity from a Lion to a Sheep. It was a fake. We wanted to make people wake up, stand up. Behave the way proud creatives are supposed to. Not doing a nine to five job.
A unique shape for an office – in general. Teardrops with edges.
And we made them dance. Cut the main table in two parts. In order to get a side table. Different surface colors emphasize the functions. Even the legs differ, not only by the attached wheels on the mobile part but also the shape.
Crafts and joinery: Tischlerei Krumböck in St. Pölten
Steelworks: Stahl & Form / Rainer Perlinger