Hair Salon Suite by Koichi Futatsumata/Case-Real

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Japanese designer Koicki Futatsumata of Case Real has completed the interior of a hair salon in Fukuoka City.

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The Suite salon occupies three floors of an old office building with a white-tiled exterior.

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Futatsumata picks up the tile theme for the interior, where all walls and floors are covered in tiles.

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"In Japan, now our opinion on the trend of ‘scrap and build’ has just started to change," says Futatsumata. "The most important subject is how to redesign old buildings and create street scenes with our creativity."

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Here's some info from Case Real:

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Project: Hair salon SUITE (2007-2008)
Design: Koichi Futatsumata/CASE REAL

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A hair salon in Fukuoka City, Japan. Converted from an old four-story office building. The salon is on the first to third floors, the residence is on the fourth floor.

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The problem was how to work with the white tiled exterior which was the only character of the building and definitely not fascinating at all. Either remove all of the tiles or make good use of them.

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We tried to make a new concept using these tiles as a proof of the history of the building. We finally started to build the interior with other tiles and to adore these exterior white tiles.

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We used different colors and luster of tiles for the floors and the walls in the salon. The gradation of the tiles formed the charactor of the salon.

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In Japan, now our opinion on the trend of ‘scrap and build’ has just started to change. The most important subject is how to redesign old buildings and create street scenes with our creativity.

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  • http://dailydesignspot.com dailydesignspot

    wonderful space

  • brett

    Wow, I love the entrance

  • edward

    The boldness of the execution is breathtaking! But I really dislike the brown/tan tile color. Still the strong, uncompromising statement must be admired.

  • zuy

    great!!!! i did the same interior design in my kitchen…

  • michael

    i would like to see how the occupant use the space, particullarly the entrance.

  • s12a

    It’s amazing …so many shots and not a single soul…..

  • El Greco

    This is a nice re-use of a pervasive and banal type of building in Japan. I can’t say I like the color choice for the tiles but still a quality project.

    The program on the second floor I’m assuming is to maintain the privacy of those being coiffured. It’s hard to look good in curlers.

  • Bioz

    nice , is this the restroom??

  • http://gaithersburgsalon.com Gaithersburg Salon

    Absolutely stunning architecture.

    Greco- I agree with you comment about the color of the tiles. Reminds me of some of the bad styles from the 70’s. Mixed with the mod look, just doesn’t seem right.

  • http://www.great-hairstyles.com MikeyB

    Wow! Some neat design ideas – love it!