Moriyuki Ochiai Architects designed a beauty salon around the theme of water using recycled aluminum sheet to express the flow of water and hair and bringing out the beauty of the raw materials.
The space is made up by the charm of its raw materials.
By using aluminum and bringing out the beauty of the material, the architects bring into an existent space transient and ever-changing light, like the reflection of light on the surface of water.
Recycled aluminum sheets were used to express the flow of water and hair, reflecting the airily soft light, like sparkling light on water’s surface, and filling the space with elegant and sensual curves.
The walls are painted in a silver shade that mimics the glimmering reflection of light on the surface of water.
Moreover, since they give the space its singularity, the architects adapted the assembly method of the aluminum ceiling parts so as to be able to disassemble and reinstall them when moving the business to a different location. In doing so, they devised a way to effectively reduce the costs of moving.