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ARKHE beauty salon / Hair salon

ARKHE beauty salon
ARKHE beauty salon

Discipline: Interior Architecture

ARKHE beauty salon
ARKHE beauty salon
ARKHE beauty salon
ARKHE beauty salon
ARKHE beauty salon

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Recyclable aluminum sheet was used to express the flow of water and hair, reflecting the airily soft light like sparkling light on water surface, and filling the space with elegant and sensual curves. The aluminum’s flow changes freely while providing a function and atmosphere suited to each area (cutting area: gentle flow and high ceiling; center aisle: stiff current and changing height; waiting area: low ceiling). This allows to minutely perceive the changes in light throughout the day, according to the viewer’s location and the passage of time, as well as to experience a space with transient and diverse atmospheres.

In the search for the fountain of beauty – purist with high cultural standards – the stylish tone of Japanese design is apparent here. An unusual experience, turning recyclable aluminum sheeting into a symbolized fountain of beauty. Fascinating
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Client / Manufacturer

ARKHE Beauty Salon

ARKHE beauty salon
Chiba, Japan

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Design

MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS INC.

MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS / TWOPLUS-A
Tokyo, Japan

Moriyuki Ochiai

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