Ajax salon by Yasunari Tsukada design, Osaka – Japan

January 28th, 2013 by retail design blog

In Kyobashi, the historic downtown area of Osaka, Japan, designer Yasunari Tsukada is playing with time and landscape. The commission to design the new ‘Ajax salon’ demanded a sunlit space that obscured the exterior cityscape as well as a calming environment that was unique and distinguishable. In response to this program, the large-windowed multi-tenant space was outfitted with an aluminium-clad iron box that nestled into the existing skeleton of the building.

The aluminum paneling gently obscured the landscape with a patterning of three types of round holes. In addition to allowing columns of light to pervade the space, these holes serve various practical functions of the salon including the fixtures for lights and hair dryers. Most strikingly, this ‘nest-like’ box changes throughout the day. The quiet morning light gently tumbles through the the space, while the sunset becomes a radiant event. At night the dark-light relationship reverses and the salon emits a yellow glow from within.












http://www.designboom.com/architecture/yasunari-tsukada-design-ajax-salon/

Giallo shoe store by Luigi Rosselli Architects, Melbourne
One of six stores we designed for this brand, this is the result of a Brand ...
A2O club by mousetrap, Osaka - Japan
Iguaneye Shoe Store by Soichi Mizutani, Tokyo - Japan
Soichi Mizutani designs Iguaneye Tokyo shoe store as a faceted white cave
Tonerico Room by bazik inc. at Hotel Ogawaya, Gero - Japan
The interior features is the bright atmosphere that used many white wood.

One thought on “Ajax salon by Yasunari Tsukada design, Osaka – Japan

Leave a Reply