This is an interior design for a boutique in Kusatsu, Shiga, that sells clothing, kitchen, and household items, focusing mainly on apparel.
Inspired by the items that the shop sells, we sought to construct a space based on the abstract theme of whether it would be possible to visualize a peaceful atmosphere.
We derived various usable dimensions from the existing frame structure and the buried and hidden facilities, derived a uniform grid of marble tiles that would be the base, and generated volume using compositional rules to give a sense of tension.
We then added finely textured materials and natural and artificial light to compose a space where tension and softness coexist.
Photographer: Junichi Usui
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