kiow Hair Salon and Retailer / FATHOM
Textual content description supplied by the architects. This can be a complicated of a hair salon and an attire retailer that connects vogue and sweetness. After contemplating the realm ratio of the 2 companies within the restricted space of 30 tsubo, the thought of not separating the 2 companies equally, however somewhat having the attire retailer as a one-on-one face-to-face gross sales operation with the attire retailer as one of many chopping seats, got here to thoughts. As a substitute of arranging a wide range of designs and sizes as in an everyday attire retailer, we thought that if we might choose garments primarily based on sharing the client’s style, sense, and feeling that solely a hair stylist can acquire from offering lengthy hours of face-to-face service, and if we might create a small retailer with merchandise chosen only for that individual, it could be We thought it could be a good suggestion.
To this finish, the shop area was purposely positioned in a nook with a minimal space for 2 individuals to face and transfer round, surrounded by home windows and a way of openness, with a stockroom adjoining to it in a sculptural three-dimensional form as an eye-catcher. The designers have taken this into consideration in order that the act of choosing a product for the individual is strongly spectacular and visual. The distinction within the space ratio of the 2 areas was designed to keep away from the impression that the hair salon is hooked up to the attire store in order that solely the attire store and the stockroom could be seen from the doorway.
Element – Whereas enthusiastic about what structure can do to attach the 2 industries, I used to be reminded of a phrase I usually heard from craftsmen when putting in furnishings on website. It’s [“A hair’s breadth of space”.]. It was an unfamiliar phrase. I consider that contemplating hair because the smallest module of the physique is a touch to attach vogue and sweetness this time. By recognizing a single strand of hair as a protracted, skinny line, it may be linked to a single thread. By weaving one strand over one other, it turns into a chunk of fabric, which is then remodeled into clothes utilizing varied methods. The spatial composition of the work can also be aware of a fragile line, like a strand of hair, whereas on the similar time contemplating the potential of increasing right into a wealthy floor and connecting it to the area.
Architectural boundaries are created by variations in supplies, materials requirements, and totally different features. By arranging the gaps in varied dimensions inside the area and making individuals conscious of a single invisible line because the smallest module of the area, after which combining the road as a fabric, surfaces of varied densities are created. The attire and salon are made from metal mesh partitions made from expanded steel composed of traces and gaps, softly blocking the road of sight-like cloth.
In distinction, the partitions of the stockroom are made from metal sheets which might be bent and naturally flexed to create a dome-like area with cubic curves. The mesh is made extra compact to type a single floor, and the fantastic thing about the curves of garments, that are smooth like material and superbly dress the human physique three-dimensionally, is expressed sculpturally with the identical materials of metal.
The fabric consists of 1 shade of white, which has been barely decreased in order that the 2 industries are linked and mix collectively in a single area. The shadows created by the pure mild and daylight are projected in a manner that modifications with the time of day and the seasons, creating a snug area that’s inorganic, but someway heat and welcoming, with a way of human contact.