nordic bros design community completes tiny, bright north gate salon
 
nordic bros design community completes tiny, bright north gate salon
mar 31, 2015

nordic bros design community completes tiny, bright north gate salon


nordic bros design community completes tiny, bright north gate salon
all images courtesy of nordic bros. design community

 

 

 

the ‘north gate salon’ is a small, bright shop in yeonhee-dong, south korea by nordic bros. design community. the shop, which is tiny–first floor 13m2, second floor 7m2, veranda 8m2–was a welcome challenge that resulted in a pleasant, concise design. however, the project was further stifled by strict local building codes. nordic bros. DC were not allowed to physically alter the building unless deemed as a ‘repair’. instead, all the focus was put on the interior. easily accessible–and retractable–stairs separate storage and selling space, and a convenient toilet sits next to the entrance. upstairs, there is also a small working area and veranda. bright yellow and black intermingle, featuring multiple repetitions of a distinct pointed ‘house’ shape. the design creates a welcoming and cozy space, well suited to counter limitations and inconveniences of the structure. 

nordic bros design community completes tiny, bright north gate salon
first floor bathroom and stairs

nordic bros design community completes tiny, bright north gate salon
entrance

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bathroom and retractable stairs

nordic bros design community completes tiny, bright north gate salon
second floor

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façade and roof veranda

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veranda and interior workspace

 

 

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