My hero, my muse, my inspiration, my idol – Masamichi Katayama – Principal of Wonderwall. For years I’ve scoured the internet, architecture and interior design books and magazines and have finally complied enough pictures of the master-teachers workshop for a thorough blog post on ATR.
Katayama designed both the architecture and interior design of his new office for Wonderwall. The three story high building with additional two floors below ground was designed based on Katayama’s idea of what he considers basic and standard. In designing this office, functionality, vertical continuity, and a certain sense of tension were key elements that was important to Katayama while it also needed to posses the identity of his firm and be an exhilarating space for him to work in. Such varying elements coexist in harmony, seamlessly unifying architecture and interior design to create a perfectly natural space and hence an optimal state.