trip&things

trip&things

Architect
Koyori
Location
Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Shops
Junichi Usui

trip&things

Koyori as Architects

This is an interior design for a boutique in Kusatsu, Shiga, that sells clothing, kitchen, and household items, focusing mainly on apparel.

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui
photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

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.

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui
photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui


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.

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

We then added finely textured materials and natural and artificial light to compose a space where tension and softness coexist.

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

Team:

Architect: Koyori
Photographer: Junichi Usui

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

Materials used:

Marist - Travertine
Modulex inc. - Down light
Kunishirotaika - Taile
New Light Pottery - Call / Marble Lamp
Beal - Beal Stone

Project Credits
Architects
Products used in this project
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
Stone CountertopBEAL International
Interior LightingNew light pottery
Call / Marble
Down lightMODULEX
Product Spec Sheet
Stone Countertop
Interior Lighting
Call / Marble by New light pottery
Down light
by MODULEX
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