Shiro by 1980/Takuya Hosokai + Hiromasa Mori

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Built in 2006 but not published before, Shiro is a hair salon in Fukui, Japan, by architects 1980/Takuya Hosokai + Hiromasa Mori.

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Shiro means white in Japanese, in contrast to Kuro, which means black and which is also the name of the house by the same architects we published last week.

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Here are some facts from Hokosai:

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"Shiro"
design: 1980 / Takuya Hosokai + Hiromasa Mori
Place: Fukui city, Fukui prefecture, Japan
program: Beauty Salon
Built: June, 2006

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structure: Steel-frame building
site area: 194.26 sqm
building area: 78.17 sqm
total floor area: 166.79 sqm

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  • http://scruces.com scruces

    love the use of the envelope folding open to reveal the entrance and the reflection of the evelope’s angle at the corner’s window treatment, very nice, very clean.

  • roadkill

    a bit rough round the edges but quite nice…

  • http://www.furniturestoreblog.com Furniture Fan

    I really like the shape and the use of white. What a great design for a salon that I am sure supports high end clientale.

  • Johanna

    love the sight lines

  • http://poppypetunia.blogspot.com JUST COOL Design Blog

    cool angles – would love to see the stylin’ that goes on inside – probably some space age coifs

  • http://nikiomahe.blogspot.com yudikiting

    nice building…clean white and simple form…great contemporary…

  • leandro locsin

    wow! a fold from a box just to take in the main door. refreshing!

  • edward

    Another cool Japanese design. Judging from what can be seen of the context, does well to turn inward but why so many stair pics and none of the business end of the shoppe?

  • andresr

    as always leave it to the japanese to make the absolute most out of a very limited space… cheers

  • Ross von Ruben

    Beautiful, Boxfresh!….Pity about those horrible phone lines and poles!

  • http://nil ashoklmewada

    lovely straight line work

  • carmenrabbi-baldi

    The exterior shape is beautiful and deceptively simple.
    Impressive wealth of interior space and light.
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