December 2023, SUMMARY

SHOTENKENCHIKU is monthly magazine of Japanese interior design / store design / commercial architecture


 


SPECIAL FEATURE
OFFICE 2023-24 Part 2

NEWPEACE new office

(Page  54)


NEWPEACE new office is a start-up company comprised of
millennials and Gen Zs. There, the members, each with a rich
personality, confront social issues and create various businesses.
The new office has multiple areas dotted with fixtures with
abstract forms and diverse hues to allow members to use the
place proactively. The materials are bricks and tiles, which are
also used outdoors, and the space has a park-like atmosphere.
Environmentally conscious designers also use many recycled
building materials.
Designer : NIKKEN SEKKEI
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE
OFFICE 2023-24 Part 2

N6 tunnel

(Page  86)


The ground floor of a residence standing in Nishi-nippori, Tokyo,
was renovated and turned into a shared office. In the midst of the
surrounding mundane residential landscape, the looks like a
theatrical stage set. The designers utilized the garden at the rear
of the site and considered the space leading from the garden to
the street in front of the building as a tunnel, in an attempt to
create depth within the streetscape. This “tunnel” includes a
workspace, a kitchen, and benches that extend outdoors. It is also
intended to be a place where members can interact with each
other, the client’s mother who lives on the upper floor, members,
and neighbors.
Designer : HAGISO
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE
OFFICE 2023-24 Part 2

THE EDGE (Shimomeguro)

(Page  117)



Office building in Shimo-Meguro, Tokyo. The site, which is
L-shaped and narrow in a north-south direction, is surrounded by
five- and six-story mid-rise buildings. This five-story concrete
walled building was built there.The building was designed to fit
the site, with two long tunnel-shaped offices on each floor. There
are almost no openings in the walls on the adjacent side of the
building, and large openings are planned on the north-south side
to ensure lighting and ventilation. The article reports how much
the planning increased the value of the office building.
Designer : 16A
 
 
NEW SHOP & ENVIRONMENT

NEKOYACHO Bldg.

(Page  138)



Small commercial facility planned, designed and operated by
architectural design firm SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE.
Renovating an entire 50-year-old five-story building, the
Nekoyacho Building is a place to eat, work, and play.
The first floor is a food complex with a yokocho style atmosphere,
the second floor is a multi-purpose gallery, the third floor is
SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE's Hiroshima office and co-working
space, and the fifth floor is a sauna with a view of a tsuboniwa,
enclosed small garden.
Designer : SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE
 
 
FEATURE ARTICLE
HAIR SALON

NORA GINZA / UN

(Page  152)



A beauty salon located on the 9th floor of a tenant building near
Ginza Station. The cutting area creates a liberating and bright
impression with light from the green space. The space is finished
in earth colors, and the warm and soft lighting effects create a
sense of calm. Colored glass is rhythmically placed at the
boundary between the green space and the workspace, creating
a more visually pleasing space with natural light. The entrance
area, located in the center, is composed by terra cotta-colored
volumes inspired by natural rock formations, and inside are nail
and eyelash treatment space.
Designer : Noi Tsuruta / KENTA NAGAI STUDIO
 
 
FEATURE ARTICLE
HAIR SALON

Noé sikika

(Page  160)



Noé shikika is a hair salon that opened in Sakae, a downtown area
where young people gather in Nagoya. Since there are many
beauty salons in the area, the designer was asked to differentiate
this salon from others. To target women of all ages, this interior
was designed to be both serene and cozy. The zoning was
planned so that people in the salon would feel comfortable with
the transition of natural light pouring in through the large openings
facing the street. The salon is based on a white color scheme, and
the reception area and styling space are separated by a semitransparent
steel mesh, allowing light to circulate throughout the
salon and creating a good distance between each area.
Designer : YLANG YLANG
 
 
FEATURE ARTICLE
HAIR SALON

PONOLAKA

(Page  210)



The name of the salon, PONO/LAKA, is a coined Hawaiian word
meaning “the way it should be/the god of hula, and owner of the
salon is mother of two children. The booths in the salon are
abstract representation of this owner as a “woman and mother”.
The skeleton structure is surrounded by only the minimum
necessary construction to create a sense of newness and
oldness. The delicacy of a woman is expressed in the softness of
the rounded drapes and the transparency of the sheer curtains.
Designer : TAKARA SPACE DESIGN

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