NORA Hair Salon / Kenta Nagai Studio
Textual content description supplied by the architects. NORA Hair Salon has a complete of 13 salons in Japan and overseas. That is the inside design undertaking for NORA Ginza/U, the second NORA salon in Ginza. The location is on the ninth ground of a tenant constructing close to Ginza station, with spectacular gentle coming in by a big opening within the sweep window. The concept was to create a inexperienced area crammed with gentle alongside this window floor and to rearrange the reducing area, entrance, and shampoo space so as from this area to create quite a lot of spatial experiences relying on the gap from the window.
The reducing space creates a liberating and brilliant impression because of the sunshine from the inexperienced area, whereas on the similar time creating a comfortable area with a way of calmness because of the earth-colored end and heat, delicate lighting results. The boundary between the inexperienced area and the reduce space is product of coloured glass, organized in a rhythmic method to create a formidable area by making the pure gentle extra visually perceptible.
The doorway space, situated within the heart, consists of terracotta-colored volumes impressed by pure rock formations, with a nail/eyelash therapy space inside and a shampoo space on the again. In distinction to the reducing space, the doorway space is designed to create the feeling of being caged in a cave, offering a peaceful, therapeutic, and stress-free area.
These areas are then enclosed by a single curtain, which creates a dynamic and unified impression within the area, in addition to an natural, but elegant and refined city impression. The usage of normal aluminum frames in key locations to create a pointy impression can also be a serious element in creating an city impression that’s in line with the Ginza district.
The “U” in NORA Ginza/U is a logo of the “Higher ground within the Higher metropolis, Updating U(you)” by enriching the beauty-related actions that happen in magnificence salons by quite a lot of spatial experiences. The intention was to create an area that embodies the idea of the which means of “U.