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Vine / SIDES CORE

Vine / SIDES CORE

© Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda + 14

  • architects Authors of this architecture project Yoshiro Masuda
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013
  • architects

  • location

    Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • photographs

  • Designer

    Sohei Arao
  • Constructor

    TORENTA
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© Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

Text description provided by the architects. A space which gradually takes shape.

This is an independent hair salon, located in a shopping district on the outskirts of the city. The site was spacious, offering more room than what is necessary to accommodate the number of clients that the owner wanted to serve.

© Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

The store name “vine” is based on the owner’s desire to make connections the top priority. Vines have the unique ability to grow individually and then connect, shaping a whole. To represent that, we decided to build the roof out of vines connecting to make a whole.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The owner’s desire was for clients to be able not just to receive a haircut, but to be able to enjoy spending time there, perhaps reading a book.

© Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

Beneath the vine roof, there is both the feeling of openness associated with being outdoors, as well as the feeling of comfort associated with being inside. We believed that this was the sort of space which would fulfill the owner’s wishes.

© Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

By running the pipes along the ceiling in an arch shape, and wrapping the light fixtures like vines, we made it possible to freely change their location and height.

© Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

The arches create a sense of the ceiling floating upward, and the feeling that the entire salon is underneath the roof of vines. The clients’ seats are spaced far apart, and each one is separated by a book shelf which blocks the view between them.

© Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

We hope that many people will visit this salon, that each one of them will enjoy their time there, and that they will all make connections.

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Address: Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Vine / SIDES CORE" 12 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/778496/vine-sides-core/> ISSN 0719-8884

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