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Persimmon Hills Architects Transformed a Sex Shop into a Tiny Studio

Persimmon Hills Architects, a Japanese-based firm, recently created Cut, a studio space that makes use of what was formerly an illegal sex shop.

To revitalize the space, Persimmon Hills Architects opened up the front of it to make it more inviting to passersby, which helps to facilitate more interaction by bringing the art that's hosted inside of the studio onto the street. Once visitors enter Cut, they're invited to journey through a series of wedge-shaped rooms, which are connected through various large open windows that prevent the studio from seeming too cramped.

The designers who worked on the project from Persimmon Hills Architects explained the studio by saying, "We converted a negative situation with activity hidden from [the] town by spatial organization to a positive situation with activity opened to [the] town [with] Cut."