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  7. Coo Hair ECLAT / atelier KUU

Coo Hair ECLAT / atelier KUU

  • 01:00 - 4 July, 2013
Coo Hair ECLAT / atelier KUU
Coo Hair ECLAT / atelier KUU, © Takao Kato
© Takao Kato

© Takao Kato © Takao Kato © Takao Kato © Takao Kato + 16

  • Design

    Nobuo Kumazawa
  • Design Cooperation

    Tsubasa Iwahashi
  • Lightning Plan

    Light Style / Shiro Miki
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Takao Kato
© Takao Kato

© Takao Kato
© Takao Kato

COO Hair ECLAT is a beauty salon completed in a suburban area. The idea was to create a frame that presents the scenery in the shop as a picture to the people walking on the street and riding past along the road it faces. The design takes advantage of the sloped condition of the site. Resting on the slope with its front part jutting out, the building clearly establishes its sense of presence and at the same time acts as the signboard.


 Different areas of counter, waiting, counseling, styling and service spaces are connected to each other with enlarged or reduced volumes without a clear sense of boundaries. From the outside, everything in the compact and seamlessly partitioned spaces and every movement of the people in them will be registered as scenes from a film.

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Cite: "Coo Hair ECLAT / atelier KUU" 04 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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