Examples include a minimal salon in Osaka with space for just one customer, a hairdresser's divided with plants and mirrored screens, and a beautician's featuring crimped screens and golden curtains. See more Japanese hair salons »
This week on Dezeen: plans to construct the world's tallest building in Iraq were unveiled this week (pictured), while Daniel Libeskind called architecture "a field of repression". More »
A London borough came under fire earlier this month for rejecting plans to transform a car park into 800 creative studios, but architect Carl Turner says his alternative proposal will offer a resource for the entire local community, not just artists. More »
But the wave of skinny skyscrapers, mainly filled with luxury apartments, has sparked protests over shadows in Central Park. It has also prompted concerns over spiralling inequality in the city, with Steven Holl warning that "architecture with a sense of social purpose is becoming increasingly rare" in the city. See more New York skyscrapers »
Our job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for two experienced interior designers at Richard Hutten Studio in Rotterdam, whose multicoloured Layered Cloud Chair uses 545 stacked layers of fabric (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
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