ryo matsui architects styles expansive glazed facade for hair do ryo matsui architects styles expansive glazed facade for hair do
dec 30, 2013

ryo matsui architects styles expansive glazed facade for hair do

ryo matsui architects styles expansive glazed façade for hair do
photo by daici ano
all images courtesy of ryo matsui architects

 

 

 

located in a residential area of chiba, japan, ‘hair do’ by ryo matsui architects is a two-storey hair salon, conveniently served by public transport, which offers extensive facilities for the local neigborhood and beyond. enclosed by a large gabled roof, supported by a lightweight steel frame, the design is characterized by its expansive glazed façade which frames the building’s internal activity and presents it to the passing street.

 

 


the two-storey salon offers extensive facilities for the local area
photo by daici ano

 

 

 

internally, a clear, functional and efficient use of space sees a comfortable reception area run throughout the ground level, with bordering styling areas occupying the perimeter of the volume, and shampoo and hair coloring zones found at the at the rear of the design. a staircase leads to the second storey, which as well as offering further salon facilities for use at busy periods, houses a staff room for the company’s employees. 

 

 


the structure is enclosed by a large gabled roof, supported by a lightweight steel frame
photo by daici ano

 

 


the design is characterized by its expansive glazed façade which frames the building’s internal activity
photo by daici ano

 

 


photos by daici ano

 

 


the upper level of the salon
photo by daici ano

 

 


styling areas run along the perimeter of the volume 
photo by daici ano

 

 


the comfortable reception area at ground level
photo by daici ano

 

 


internal spaces are functional, efficient and clearly defined
photo by daici ano

 

 


‘hair do’ salon at night
photos by daici ano

 

 


section indicating the construction of the project

 

 


(left) level 0 floor plan
(right) level +1 floor plan

 

project info:

 

location: chiba-shi, chiba, japan
use: hair salon
architect: ryo matsui architects inc
structural design: ryo kuwako
construction: nichinan iron corporation
area: 141.99 sqm
architectural area: 106.7 sqm
total floor area: 220.8 sqm
1st floor area: 113.41 sqm
2nd floor area: 106.67 sqm
structure: steel construction
photography: daici ano

 

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