Textual content description supplied by the architects. This can be a undertaking to renovate a former retro hair salon on the second flooring of a constructing on a slender alley that appears to have been left behind by city growth, a brief stroll throughout the road on Hondori Avenue in Naka Ward, Hiroshima Metropolis. The title of the shop was coined from the primary and final title of the proprietor, as an alternative of the seasonal winter phrase FUYU. After I visited the location for the primary time and heard the title and which means of the shop from the proprietor, I used to be stunned by his view of the world and thought that FUYU may very well be a technique to break free from the mundane and traditional. I felt there was a chance that I may create an area with a distinct method.
I questioned if it could be potential to make small area of fewer than 10 tsubos really feel as spacious as potential to guests, and by steadily making the capabilities needed for a hair salon float away from the partitions of the constructing, I used to be capable of make it seem to be a bit of furnishings with a operate as an artwork piece idea, quite than an architectural aspect with a operate connected to the area. Within the heart of the area, there’s a silkscreen artwork piece referred to as Hair, which relies on Kohei Nawa’s hair.
By contemplating the artwork and the furnishings in parallel and arranging them within the area. By taking the artwork and the furnishings in parallel and arranging them within the area, I used to be capable of create an area the place the furnishings seems to be like an artwork piece that has damaged away from its operate by separating itself from the construction. Artwork that appears to accompany the operate of the hair salon area, created by instantly sowing hair.
By arranging these two components within the area, which have damaged away from one another’s stereotypes in reverse vectors. By arranging these two components within the area, we hope to sublimate the area right into a hair salon like a gallery, and let folks really feel the infinite sensory expanse of the tiny area, which is sharpened just like the world of Zen.
Element – The reception counter and benches are made within the form of an L-shape as if to attract a single line on an oblong airplane with depressed corners. The reception counter and benches are positioned in an L-shape, and the joints are intentionally faraway from the body. For the reducing sales space, a rattan display was constructed at a distance of 30cm from the body. The mirror and counter capabilities are embedded within the display. The space to the wall of the constructing turns into ambiguous as you may see the physique of the constructing by the rattan.
As well as, the depth of the rattan display is repeated by the mirror, giving the area a way of spaciousness. Additionally, through the use of clear acrylic containers for towel storage, the capabilities of the towels and shampoo appear to drift on the wall. The ceiling-suspended air conditioner is framed by the wall opening and proven by the metal mesh to appear like an object. On this means, by separating the infrastructure and fixtures from the constructing body, the whole area is given a way of floating. The doorway isn’t a facade by creating one thing new, however through the use of a mirrored floor to replicate the background of the road onto the constructing and distorting it barely, the doorway is made to appear like an unreal space-time tunnel.