Salon O / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

Architects: Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
Location: Oita-city, Oita,
Client: Private
Project year: 2008
Constructed area: 119 sqm
Photographs: Toshiyuki YANO (Nacasa & Partners Inc.,)

It is a hairsalon built in the suburbs. A mountain type design code is repeated from facade and an opening to interior design. This brings the visual effect as an icon to construction. “Paper-cutting” will be a motif if it says.

It seems to assemble space while connecting the paper which clipped out a chevron figure. A repetition of the same figure produces the delicate deviation from the every day required of a hair salon. And it gives the whole building fictiveness.

Cite: "Salon O / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier" 26 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Benjamin

    Ugly… it would be like living in a sterile barn. This house would be appropriate if horses were inhabiting it

  • bentply

    I would agree with the statement above if it were a house. However, since it’s a retail space, I think the minimalism is nice. I like how the building reads very flat.

  • simon

    Nice work can any one tell me what the exterior cladding system is ? metal panel of some sort?

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