June 2024, SUMMARY

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


 


FEATURE ARTICLE 1 
CREATIVE OFFICE

JINS HOLDINGS Tokyo Head Office

(Page  40)


This is a project to relocate the Tokyo headquarters of eyewear
brand Jins Holdings. On the site was a nine-story building with the
building slated for demolition in the future. One of the design
concepts was to create while destroying, and by removing the
floor and stripping away the existing finishes, a space was created
with a blank space that stimulates ideas and creativity. Another
design concept was the fusion of museum and office space. The
atrium from the 5th to 8th floors was planned like an art piece,
with artworks and galleries around it.
Designer : Fumiko Takahama Architects
 
 
FEATURE ARTICLE 1 
CREATIVE OFFICE

Hakuhodo Institute of Life and Living

(Page  52)


An office design has been completed for the Hakuhodo Institute
of Life and Living, which conducts research on the future of
lifestyles from a multifaceted and unique perspective. The
communication space, the source of all research, is located in the
center of the office, where the light spreading in all directions and
the interior materials reflecting the surroundings form the logo of
the institute and the symbol of the office. The live atmosphere of
the meetings there is shared throughout the space, and the
enthusiasm generated from the discussions leads to creative
ideas. The space, covered in green colors that naturally harmonize
with human activities, was intended to be a place where people
can deeply immerse themselves in communication. It embodies
the true nature of an office, where lively human interaction takes
place and new ideas are born.
Designer : IIN
 
 
FEATURE ARTICLE 1 
CREATIVE OFFICE

12 KANDA

(Page  87)



This shared office building in Kanda, Tokyo, has 10 floors above
ground and one below, and the lower floors are occupied by small
stores and offices that can be used freely. The upper floors are
laid out with offices of various sizes for one to multiple users. The
designers used sky factor calculations to secure the volume, and
outdoor evacuation stairs were installed across the entire façade.
It will reduce the number of indoor corridors and increase the
proportion of living rooms, while creating lines of flow between
indoor and outdoor spaces. Several small resting places were
created on the balcony, suggesting a variety of ways to spend
time.
Designer : sinato
 
 
FEATURE ARTICLE 1 
CREATIVE OFFICE

FUJIFILM Creative Village CLAY Studio

(Page  99)

 


FUJIFILM Corporation, which is involved in a wide range of
products such as printing equipment, optical devices, and
cosmetics, has completed a design development base.
It is an environment that is oriented as a studio to maximize the
creativity and performance of designers, and where one can feel a
sense of sharpened tension. Eighty members of Fujifilm
Corporation's design studio participated in the creation of this
facility, designing everything from the architecture and equipment
to the furniture and signage.
Designer : KOKUYO
 
 
FEATURE ARTICLE 2 
APPAREL SHOP

Mame Kurogouchi Aoyama

(Page  126)



Fashion designer Maiko Kurogouchi's brand Mame Kurogouchi
has opened its first flagship store. The store is designed so that
visitors experience the sensation of walking around in a conch
shell, and the entire interior is finished with plaster. The ceiling
and walls have different blends and granularities of materials, so
that the textures of the space will appear uniform. Wood and
brass are used throughout to create a contrast.
Designer : Teruhiro Yanagihara Studio
 
 
FEATURE ARTICLE 2 
APPAREL SHOP

ISABEL MARANT AOYAMA STORE

(Page  136)



ISABEL MARANT has collaborated with Japanese artist Yutaka
Sone to open a new flagship store, ISABEL MARANT AOYAMA
STORE, in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo. Commonly known as
"YELLOWHOUSE," the store's most distinctive feature is its
impressive, large-scale artwork facade. It was inspired by Sone's
previous works, a series in which he thoroughly researched
obsidian, a natural volcanic glass formed by the rapid cooling of
lava pushed out of a volcano. The store is 200 m2 and conveys a
real passion for art and craftsmanship.
Designer : Office K International Design Studio
 
 
FEATURE ARTICLE 2 
APPAREL SHOP

CHARLES&KEITH Shijyo Kawaramachi Store

(Page  139)

 


A new store of CHARLES&KEITH, a fashion brand from
Singapore that mainly offers women's shoes and bags, has
opened. It opened a two-floor store in a commercial building
facing a road in Shijyo-Kawaramachi, the heart of Kyoto. The
interior space is based on white, with permeable red and green
fixtures diffusing colored light. The rounded shape of the wall
surface visually evokes a garment-like softness. The store exudes
sophistication and warmth to visitors.
Designer : DAVIDCHIPPERFIELDARCHITECTS
 
 
FOCUS 

MUJI GRAND FRONT OSAKA

(Page  139)



MUJI GRAND FRONT OSAKA is a simple interior that embodies
the philosophy and functional beauty of "MUJI", but under the
conditions of a long section both in the back and side, VMD (lead
lines and magnets) and MD placement (product connecting
stories) were used to improve circulation. During the construction
of the interior environment, demolition materials from the
renovation were utilized, and existing interior parts that could
continue to be used were used as much as possible, in an effort to
reduce construction waste. There has been a shift from the old
"interior design-centered store design" to a "product-centered
store design" in which individual products and scenes take center
stage.
Designer : RYOHINKEIKAKU
 
 

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