yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon
 

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon

yoshihiro kato atelier has designed the ‘WESTORY’ hair salon located 30 minutes by car from the center of nagoya city in japan. what was originally a field, the site is now home to the single story intervention. incorporating elements of greenery within and around the new building, the guiding concept behind the project was to create a hair salon with a more natural feeling.

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

all images © nacasa & partners inc.

 

 

measuring 1453 ft2 (134.99 m2) in area, the building is set back from the street. the parking lot is formed in crushed stone, providing a rough and more natural feel. concrete slabs, positioned in the center of the site, denote the path to the hair salon, welcoming customers inside. the volume announces itself by a continuous roof plain that folds over and extends down to create the main entrance façade. by doing this, the architect forms a somewhat introverted appearance, as the interior is partially hidden by the diagonal lines of the roof extension. 

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

 

 

inside the hair salon the timber structure is exposed throughout the space, creating a warm and natural atmosphere. the roof plain that extends down to the ground reduces the amount of direct light that enters the interior, which was a deliberate design decision by the architect. instead, to receive diffused light, a void is cut into the roof to form a small internal courtyard. this insertion brings an element of the outdoors indoors while also bringing natural light into the salon.

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

yoshihiro kato atelier folds roof to create façade of japanese hair salon designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘WESTORY’

location: nagoya city, aichi prefecture, japan

architect: yoshihiro kato atelier

site area: 5347.73 ft2 (496.82 m2)

building area: 1453 ft2 (134.99 m2)

photography: nacasa & partners inc.

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,115 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample