aluminum and polycarbonate plates add an industrial touch to minimal japanese hair salon

aluminum and polycarbonate plates add an industrial touch to minimal japanese hair salon

minimalistic hair salon in japan

 

Located in a bustling shopping district in Japan, the minimal hair salon designed by Atsushi Tasaki Architecture and Design stands on the ground floor of a newly built three-story building. The upper floors are designated for residential use, each having its own street-facing entrance. As visitors approach the salon, their attention is drawn to the building’s exterior. It features a combination of siding and aluminum sash, a design choice rooted in Japanese efficiency and style. This architectural approach carries a hint of nostalgia reminiscent of suburban aesthetics.

Even though it might seem a little strange at first because of its industrial appearance, there is a unique charm preserved over time.

aluminum and polycarbonate plates add a modern twist to minimal japanese hair salon
all images by Atsushi Tasaki Architecture and Design

 

 

Atsushi Tasaki Transforms Common Elements into Unique Features

 

The client had two primary desires for the hair salon: to create a space that transcends typical salon aesthetics and to maximize the limited area available. Despite the small entryway, a narrow corridor leads visitors into a generously sized room. The architects faced the challenge of optimizing seating within the confined space. Through the innovative use of common materials and off-the-shelf components, the design team imbued the area with a distinct ambiance.

 

Departing from the conventional layout and dimensions, the design incorporates walls coated in LGS material, movable tables featuring built-in electrical outlets, and tile-based stools that protrude from the floor, aligning with the tile joints. Functional lights serve as both sources of illumination and spots to hang items. While the overall style leans toward a building’s aesthetic, incorporating polycarbonate introduces a subtle variation. Furthermore, strategically positioned rows of linear light fixtures guide people’s gaze from the street, arousing curiosity about the salon.

aluminum and polycarbonate plates add a modern twist to minimal japanese hair salon
polycarbonate plates adorn the interior of the store, adding an industrial touch

aluminum and polycarbonate plates add a modern twist to minimal japanese hair salon

some of the light fixtures double as hanger racks

aluminum and polycarbonate plates add a modern twist to minimal japanese hair salon
upon entering the store, a narrow passageway ushers visitors into a spacious room

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aluminum and polycarbonate plates add an industrial touch to minimal japanese hair salon

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aluminum and polycarbonate plates add an industrial touch to minimal japanese hair salon

successive linear light fixtures guide the onlookers’ gaze to the interior

 

 

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project info:

 

name: NEON Hair Salon
designer: Atsushi Tasaki Architecture and Design

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom

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