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CURE SALON MONSIEUR, JAPAN
Thursday 25 Aug 2011
Cure Salon Monsieur is a complex of a beauty salon and cafe.
The site, with a narrow frontage, is a little way off the main shopping street down a narrow lane typically called “unagi-no-nedoko” (“a bed for an eel”) in Japanese.
The client requested 'a retreat'. Upsetters architects, therefore focused on utilising the depth of the site, sandwiched between two buildings, and created a light interior space divided into three parts.
Additionally, different materials were used for each part with alternate roof pitches and a side entrance making customers want to peer into the room.
The hairdressing space is located in the middle with the exterior walls as its interior walls. Moreover, it faces the small garden which customers can see over the mirrors creating a sense of having your dain outside.