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  4. Japan
  5. studio#201
  6. 2013
  7. Shonen Junk / studio 201

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Shonen Junk / studio 201

  • 01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Shonen Junk / studio 201
Shonen Junk / studio 201, © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) + 20

  • Architects

    studio 201
  • Location

    Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 5 Chome−2−25 5・2・25ビル
  • Interior design

    Manabu Okano[studio201](Architect)
  • Area

    103.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

Text description provided by the architects. This plan is for the interior of a vintage clothing store along the Cat Street on the outer neighborhoods of Harajuku. The characteristic of this location is the staircase that looks good from the street despite being an underground store.

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

This project had to fulfill both the request of the shop owner to “sale goods toward various genres and generations” and also the necessity of “attracting customers” to this underground facility store.

Section
Section

In the staircase area measuring more than 7m high, we had to place an object to be eye-catching from the street.

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

Flowing toward inside the store to become a product display piece of furniture, an object of 6m high was made out of reinforced steel cubes.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

We specifically planned each zones so that those distinctions of age/genre between products are strongly felt.

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

Booths measuring 2 square meters are installed to display similar products; meanwhile the other items are displayed on the outside spaces between those booths.

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

We aimed to increase the independence of each zone by closing the booths with a triangular roof, by changing the interior finish of each booth, and also by adjusting the distance of the spaces between them.

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

By selecting a larch plywood for the exterior of the booths, we gave the structure better strength. In order to reset the mood of the customers between the passages, we chose a transparent paint on the floor showing the already existing mortar finish, a white painting for the ceiling and walls of the store and a white staining for the outer wall of the booths.

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

We intended that you feel the anticipation for the next zone as the products are visible between the booths and through the windows installed on them.

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

In this store featuring products of various genres and generations, a variety of people from elder to younger ages will layer and cross between each other.

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

While still rare among other old clothes shops, we aimed at becoming a store that is borderless in many ways.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Shonen Junk / studio 201" 11 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/523720/shonen-junk-studio-201/> ISSN 0719-8884
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