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Have you heard of a small town called Gifu in Japan? Their decreasing population and increasing land space is about to be turned around. Savvy architecture geniuses Daiken-Met have changed some shipping containers into a smartly shaped office-cube building named "The Sugoroku" in hopes of bringing life and work back into the city.

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Entry to this cubular (is that a word? it is now) workspace is at ground level. 

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Makeshift stairs lead from the ground to the second floor for easy access. 

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The impressive minimal kitchen has impressed me because most cubes don't have kitchens and most kitchens only have several cubes.

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First story office space.

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The building both stands out and fits neatly into its location on this street in Gifu.

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Soguroku has an industrial feel to it, making this both literally and metaphorically a place where ideas are constructed.

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The office has no underground support structure, which makes it easy to take apart and restructure. This forward thinking is what allowed Daiken-Met to secure a temporary contract for ease of quick building. 

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People all around you, each in their personal, organized space. 

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