Project — MIT Innovation Node
MIT Innovation Node overview

MIT Innovation Node

Interior, Furniture, Education

MIT Innovation Node is a co-working space for active learners and makers. It includes a set of mobile furniture offering flexibility and encourages creativity in the shared fabrication spaces. 3 panels of interactive display partitions near the entrance consist of numerous led light bulbs, served to display students’ work.

MIT Innovaition Node video

Light it up

Through combining, stacking of plywood and acrylic, a structure is created to contain the led light bulbs, where its color will change based on human movement captured.

MIT Innovation Node diagram
MIT Innovation Node neon light
MIT Innovation Node light detail
MIT Innovation Node main space
MIT Innovation Node main space wide shot

Open but Quiet

The use of double insulated glass opens up the view in office but also keeps it acoustically undisturbed.

Compression and Expansion

The partition wall between the office and the conference room is designed to slide, so that the space can be adjusted accordingly to different occasions.

MIT Innovation Node conference room
MIT Innovation Node office rooms

Flexibility and Adaptability

Mobile furniture can be reconfigured in the middle space, transforming into spaces for activities such as group meetings, workshops and resting.

Large Open Plan

The center space can even be turn into a lecture room in seconds for talks and presentations, accommodating large groups of people

MIT Innovation Node diagram flexibility
MIT Innovation Node diagram large open plan
MIT Innovation Node space


“Mind and hand” MIT’s official motto to encourage students not only to acquire knowledge, but also to apply them in a way that benefits the world.

MIT Innovation Node Mens et manus entrance
MIT Innovation Node wood workshop

Multi-purpose space

A corridor of rooms next to the pantry and entrance offers various possibility for functions and experience for users

MIT Innovation Node multi-purpose space
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