The owner of the Hairdo Beauty Salon wants you to feel at home inside, and this dictated the design of the Japanese boutique. The extra large premises might have had an overwhelming effect on its visitors, but Ryo Matsui Architects employed a few aesthetic tricks to influence the great open-plan spaces to make them more approachable.
The shopfront was built to take the shape of a two-story dwelling with a simple pitched roof. Clean lines define this form to reinforce the reference. What's more, the entire facade has been treated to curtain wall windows, providing full transparency into the wood-clad interior. Future and current clientele of the Hairdo Beauty Salon will get an honest and welcoming impression from the structure.
The Hairdo Beauty Salon Takes the Iconic Form of the Pitched Roof Abode
Amelia Roblin — January 6, 2014 — Art & Design
References: matsui-architects & dezeen