This tiny hairdressing salon in Nagoya is a serious eye-popper! At just 41 square meters and slated for an awkward slice of property, the design called for some truly creative thinking. Studio Velocity was concerned that the small studio would be engulfed by its plainer, taller neighbors. So they pushed the building back on its lot, narrowed its entrance, and stretched out the rear end. The result is a darling, sustainable studio shaped just like a piece of vanilla bean pie!
Here at Inhabitat, we know that cool things often come in small packages; the Nagoya salon is a case in point. In order to fill in the gaps left by the building’s curvature, the designers planted a garden near an area set aside for parking and drying laundry in the sun. Not only does the building have a tiny footprint, it also provides additional green space.
But that’s not all. In order to ensure visibility from one minimalist end to the other, the designers created a veritable whitewash of light. Large skylights combined with white walls and tile create a gentle environment that is bound to uplift every person who steps through the salon’s doors.
Via Arch Daily