sculptural concrete staircase and distorted mirrors enliven minimalist photo studio in tokyo

sculptural concrete staircase and distorted mirrors enliven minimalist photo studio in tokyo

spec unveils a versatile creative studio in tokyo

 

SPEC has transformed a utilitarian space marked by raw concrete finishes and unadorned white surfaces in Tokyo, Japan, into a minimalist visual playground. Spread across the fifth and sixth floors of a modest six-story building, Hoth.Studio presents a versatile space available for seasonal apparel brand looks, product photography with models for e-commerce sites, and exhibitions. Accommodating for these various possibilities of use, the design team utilizes the plain white walls and ceilings, wooden partitions, and polished concrete floors to carve out a distinct photo spot within its restrained environment. Amid this blank interior canvas, a notable winding staircase with irregular stonework infuses texture and a sculptural element, while distorted mirrors generate a dynamic spatial experience.

sculptural concrete staircase and distorted mirrors enliven SPEC's minimalist photo studio in tokyo
all images by Kenta Hasegawa

 

 

hoth.studio explores a minimalist interplay of light and texture

 

Hoth.Studio’s fifth floor introduces a sculptural concrete staircase and a concrete box encasing the elevator. Polished to reveal encapsulated gravel, the staircase extends beyond a mere functional element and takes center stage as a dynamic platform, elevating the presentation of apparel and models against the backdrop of orderly white walls and concrete floors.

 

Moving upward to the sixth floor, Tokyo-based SPEC faced the spatial challenge of a flat surface creating dead space. Rather than opting for conventional design solutions like storage, the team adopted an avant-garde approach. A distorted glass panel with a mirrored surface spans the full 4.4-meter ceiling, introducing a distinct visual dimension to the minimalist interior. This feature opens up various avenues of experimentation for photographers and art directors, serving as a canvas for creative exploration for all those who step into the studio.

sculptural concrete staircase and distorted mirrors enliven SPEC's minimalist photo studio in tokyo
SPEC unveils a versatile creative space in Tokyo

sculptural concrete staircase and distorted mirrors enliven SPEC's minimalist photo studio in tokyo
Hoth.Studio accommodates for various possibilities of use — from apparel brand shoots to exhibitions

sculptural concrete staircase and distorted mirrors enliven SPEC's minimalist photo studio in tokyo
a notable winding staircase with irregular stonework infuses texture and a sculptural element

sculptural concrete staircase and distorted mirrors enliven SPEC's minimalist photo studio in tokyo
a light-infused interior

sculptural concrete staircase and distorted mirrors enliven SPEC's minimalist photo studio in tokyo
a distorted glass panel with a mirrored surface introduces a visual dimension to the minimalist interior

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hoth studio 9
a photo spot carved out amid plain white walls and ceilings, wooden partitions, and polished concrete floors

 

 

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project info:

 

name: Hoth.Studio
architecture: SPEC
location: Tokyo, Japan

 

 

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