Fusion of Function and Design:
fuRo's central concept and facility space theme
One of the most distinctive aspects of fuRo is the very space it occupies on the eighth floor of Building No. 8 at the Tsudanuma campus. From conceptual planning through the layout plan, the circulation plan, the latest OA machines in presentation and other office equipment, and the tables, chairs and fixtures that comprise the interior, our spatial environment is steeped in a design sensibility. The space is itself a concrete expression of the fuRo concepts of dynamic functional change and the integration of function and design, a Furuta-Yamanaka collaboration instilling those concepts in an advanced facility tailored to cutting-edge research activities.
- The view of the entrance from the elevator lobby is of a PC graphic projected onto the wall of a conference room. The layout allows for making a visual presentation from the very entrance to the facility.
- Known as the "fuRo tunnel", the corridor runs down the center of the facility. The logo appears on the wall as an emblem. Stretching straight ahead, the course of the light seems to draw the viewer directly into the future.
- Beyond the striking glass partition sporting the fuRo logo lies the office space.
- Cubicle partitions are of uniform white and silver frames, laid out in a simple design that provides a creative environment for individual workspaces.
Meeting room 1
- A long white table occupies the center of the conference room. Its distinctive feature is the transparent chairs placed at regular intervals on either side. The slender window offers a view of the streets of the town. Liquid crystal shutters on the entryway wall render the room itself in an open or closed state, integrating function and design into the space as a whole.
Meeting room 2/3
- In a further implementation of dynamic functional change, the sliding partition in the second conference room may be removed for presentations or restored for press release functions.
- The workshop is designed specifically to accommodate a wide range of robot operation. The strong flooring is capable of bearing loads of up to 300 kg per square meter. Clear lanes are provided for robot ambulation and travel.