SEASCAPE

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects as Architects

-a beauty salon filled with the colors and light of the beautiful and lively seawater surface

We designed a beauty salon located in the port city of Yokohama.

Deliverables included a space evoking the image of the beautiful sea of Yokohama, a port city where our client has been operating several well-established stores. Therefore, we created a space filled with the colors and light of the beautiful and lively seawater surface, where patrons are enveloped by waves of colors.

photo_credit Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki

From the entrance, the left side of the beauty salon is lined with styling spaces, while a shampoo room can be found on the right side. The existing ceiling was partially removed to reveal the rafters, thus creating an open atmosphere and a visual signature reminiscent of a seaside cabin layered onto the image of the sea.

photo_credit Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki

The colors on the walls blend into a gradation, like the flow of water, reflecting the dynamic beauty and vibrant power of nature, with an awareness of the changes in natural light seen throughout the day, such as a bluish sunrise or an orange sunset. Moreover, the disposition of the linear lighting equipment on the ceiling imparts a subtle rhythm to the light that corresponds to the patterns on the walls which are themselves adorned by art objects that evoke the shimmering surface of water.

photo_credit Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki

The depth and breadth of the overall seascape, brought about by the colors and light of the seawater surface filling the entire space, evokes the wonder and mystery of natural phenomena, thus creating an environment that magnifies the pleasure experienced in their presence.

Team:
Design Firm: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Design Team: Moriyuki Ochiai, Jun Ueda
Client: raffine
Constructor: Aslego
Special Paint: Osamu Yamaguchi
Lighting: Kayo Yokoyama (Koizumi Lighting)

photo_credit Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki
photo_credit Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki
photo_credit Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki
photo_credit Fumio Araki
Fumio Araki
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