Posts Tagged ‘japan’

Granny F. Salon by Hiroyuki Miyake, Aichi – Japan

October 11th, 2012

A beauty salon in Aichi, Japan, is its designer’s idea of an ‘alternative nostalgia.’ Hiroyuki Miyake says the project involved renovating an existing uninhabited building. While he had never been to the space before, he immediately felt a sense of nostalgia upon entering the first time.

Yusuhara Marche market & hotel by Kengo Kuma, Yusuhara – Japan

September 25th, 2012

Yusuhara Machino-eki is a complex of a market selling local products and a small hotel with 15 rooms. Combining the two different functions via atrium, a new core facility was born for the town of 3,900 in the mountains.

TSUKIAGE-AN shop by DOYLE COLLECTION, Kagoshima – Japan

August 27th, 2012

TSUKIAGE-AN is Japan’s traditional famous shop that process seafood called “Satsuma age”. (A deep fried fishcake).This shop locates in the center of Kagoshima-ken, Tenmonkan, which is a sightseeing spot where tourists from home and abroad gather.

American Apparel ice cream windows by Lena Shockley, Japan

August 7th, 2012

American Apparel ice cream windows by Lena Shockley, Japan

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August 5th, 2012

Japanese design collective SIDES CORE has developed a renovation plan to reconfigure an existing hair studio. The ‘Vinyl’s Mix hair salon’ transforms the existing layout into a workshop that exercises user and spatial modification. Based off the idea of a bookstore, the space serves as an avenue for promoting discussion, influenced by traditional barbershops.

American Apparel rainy season windows by Lena Shockley, Japan

June 25th, 2012

American Apparel rainy season windows by Lena Shockley, Japan

Strawberry Fileds store by Kasahara Design, Kanazawa – Japan

June 12th, 2012

Strawberry Fileds store by Kasahara Design, Kanazawa – Japan

Helsinki Bakery by Arihoro Mikaye, Osaka

June 8th, 2012

Scandinavian style bakery restaurant in Japan. The modern design of warm folk space, based on white and wood as materials.

United Arrows – Lucua store by IN CO., Osaka

June 7th, 2012

United Arrows – Lucua store by IN CO., Osaka

Urushi bench & stool by Max Lamb

May 24th, 2012

British designer Max Lamb has formed a bench and stool from cleft chestnut found in London’s Springfield Park and varnished the two pieces with urushi lacquer.

American Apparel cherry blossom season windows by Lena Shockley, Japan

May 22nd, 2012

American Apparel cherry blossom season windows by Lena Shockley, Japan

Rugby Ralph Lauren store by Michael Neumann Architecture, Nagoya

May 9th, 2012

MNA’s newest Rugby Ralph Lauren opened last week in Nagoya – the brand’s second store in Japan. The new façade evokes the historic cast-iron storefronts of Soho, but with a huge video screen across the second floor. The store interior features mosaic floors, anaglyptic ceiling tiles and a collegiate decor.

HAIRDRESSER! TROOVE Salon by Hiroyuki Miyake, Gifu – Japan

May 8th, 2012

In Gifu, about 400km west of Tokyo, a beauty salon reflects how Japanese society is questioning its necessities after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The space is divided into two sections: in the fore-front is a waiting room with concrete walls and a single couch.

HAIRDRESSER! TROOVE Salon by Hiroyuki Miyake, Gifu – Japan

May 1st, 2012

In Gifu, about 400km west of Tokyo, a beauty salon reflects how Japanese society is questioning its necessities after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The space is divided into two sections: in the fore-front is a waiting room with concrete walls and a single couch.

Shackman store, Kobe – Japan

April 6th, 2012

With exposed pipes, ventilation, studio lamps and factory-esque furniture, the studio styling is only complementary to the offerings available within.

ARKHE beauty salon by TWOPLUS-A, Chiba – Japan

February 4th, 2012

We designed a beauty salon named ARKHE (refers to the ancient belief that water is the source of all creation) around the theme of water. Recyclable aluminum sheet was used to express the flow of water and hair, reflecting the airily soft light, like sparkling light on water’s surface, and filling the space with elegant and sensual curves.

Le Ciel Bleu store by Noriyuki Otsuka, Osaka

February 3rd, 2012

A white space in brilliant colors. This shop was designed for a retail complex called LUCUA, which was built as part of the redevelopment of the Umeda area in Osaka. It is a luxurious architectural space of about 250m2 with a ceiling 5m high.

Hublot flagship store by Peter Marino, Tokyo

December 29th, 2011

Opened on June 2nd, 2011, the first-ever Hublot flagship boutique in Japan is located at prestigious Namiki street in Ginza, Tokyo.

Prada Nagoya Tower by Baciocchi & Associati, Nagoya

December 2nd, 2011

Prada opens a new store in Nagoya, Japan inside the city’s Nagoya Tower. The new space houses the Prada collections of ready-to-wear, bags, accessories, and footwear for both women and men, as well as certain limited-edition products created especially for the store opening. These include the patent leather ‘Yo-Yo Bag’ in an exclusive black and blush colour-way.

Indulgi store by Nendo, Kyoto

November 18th, 2011

We decided to add shielding elements to create a space that could never be seen in its entirety, one in which different elements appear and disappear from view, changing customers’ experience of the shop as they move about it. Walls create an over-strong sense of pressure, and the space already contained a number of doors, so we added even more doors to it.