Garden By Be Area by Kazutoyo Yamamoto

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Japanese designer Kazutoyo Yamamoto of Dessence has created a beauty salon featuring hanging vines in Saitama, Japan.

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Called Garden By Be Area, the project aims to bring the outdoors in by separating booth-like spaces with suspended vines.

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A ceiling of foliage covers the hair-washing area, which features parquet flooring and wooden cabinets.

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The glass-fronted waiting room features two large trees and wooden furniture.

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The exterior of the salon is clad in a reflective, faceted surface.

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Yamamoto says he sought to create a space "that expressed harmony with modern nature".

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Photographs are by Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa&Partners Inc.

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Here's some more information from Dessence:

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"Garden" is born in the woods and the forest by add hand of human. And, it was thought that the space where the human coexisted with nature there was born.

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It is connected with nature through "tool=artificial material" when we are connected with nature in the garden in our time.

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I was able to feel hand of human (artificial material), and aimed at the space that expressed harmony with modern nature.

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Project : GARDEN by be area (Beauty Salon)
Site : Saitama,Japan
Concept : The human and nature through "garden".
Designed by Kazutoyo Yamamoto / dessence co.ltd
Photo by Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa&Partners Inc.

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Posted on Sunday September 6th 2009 at 9:30 am by Malaika Byng. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • The concept by o Yamamoto is in opposition with the concept nature + machine by Lehanneur….
    PS: designer of the transparent chair?

  • Hi.We like the Salon reception desk. can you say what type of metal it is ?

  • I like! There’s something very appealing about indoor greenery that isn’t just houseplants in pots. It would be very soothing to lie in the hairwashing station looking up at that green ceiling.

  • Frank

    The Metal looks like plain metal that’s has been polish… Nice shop & work.

  • modular

    Lovely. I like the simplicity of it all and the soft organic touch. Live I’ve said before… more and more I dig japanese architecture.

  • transparence and immateriality (wikness said starck) of polycarbonate, chair by Driade KISS ME GOODBYE Tokujin Yoshioka…
    luxury and italian code of polish metal
    nature (plant and wood)…
    question :storyteling is good but beauty salon has a lot of pollution and i dunnot think the plants are depollution plants….Do tou think so?

  • Very nice! I used to design for this field, it must be great to have a client that doesnt just want cream walls and a full length mirror….

    I like the individual station screening, a nice touch.

  • seems very souless or plastic.

  • Love it! I’m always a fan of merging the indoors & outdoors.

  • andrea

    are the plants artificial dust collectors? Yuck!