Sin Den in Tokyo by Klein Dytham Architecture


Here's another new project by Klein Dytham Architecture, this time a combined home and salon for a couple of young hairdressers in Jingumae, Tokyo.

The project is called Sin Den. Photos are by Daici Ano. Here's some text from KDA:


Jingumae - the area has its own creative vibe, which is not quite as same as the one in Harajuku, Aoyama and Shibuya. People with their strong style and view in fashion and their lifestyle have injected the more exciting and creative feelings in the area.

This project was carried out in the area for a young couple and a baby as their living space with their hair salon. This 'cutting-edge' salon attracts those who have their own style and seeks a perfect hideaway.

To design a perfect building for the family, there were continuous studies in the height and form of a building to fit in 50 square meters' site.

These studies formed a quirky, unique and 'cutting-edge' building - a massive black box with strong graphic images in white lines: a woman with flowers, plants etc...

Contrary to this strong appearance, the interior retains a perfect interior for a family home - natural color with natural light coming through big windows.

Posted on Wednesday October 24th 2007 at 9:19 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Jelle

    This really has a nice feel about architecture , art and the contemporary aspects of it.
    Very nice materials and pictures.

  • jGo

    Beautiful. I love the graphic “vine” juxtaposed to the actual on the neighboring building. This could spark a very interesting discussion of architecture as wallpaper.

  • mauOne

    its presented a bit more like a graphic work on the city, rather than “space” architecture, only one interior image huh?

  • bruno

    ahhhhh… Jingumae… Definitely, a very nice place in Tokyo…

  • yooo

    nice, yes.

  • jeongmi

    a very nice art in tokyo.

  • d marie

    Does anyone know how the white lines were applied? Is this just paint or did they etch it on some kind of plexiglass? I can't tell from the pictures, but would love to know!

  • yashika shetty

    What materials are the facade and the interior walls made of?