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Makoto Yamaguchi Design

Tokyo, Japan
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Completion Date: December 2009

Program: A 1,345-square-foot salon in the basement of a commercial building in Tokyo's trendy Daikanyama neighborhood.

Design concept and solution: Yamaguchi wanted to take a basic, stripped-down space that had seen a lot of wear from previous tenants and make it over without covering up the age and texture of the room. He preserved the open-plan layout--a simple rectangle with exposed wood beams and skylights--and painted the pocked concrete-block walls white. On the rough concrete floor, he filled in depressions with mortar, creating amorphous white shapes recalling landmasses--a "time map" highlighting the history of the space.

Makoto Yamaguchi Design
2-8-17-1F Minami Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047, JAPAN
tel: +81 (0)3 6436 0371
fax: +81 (0)3 6436 0372

September 2010
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