41 Square Meters Used To Perfection!

This week we have been getting to work on a new salon concept for one of our clients, as always with a new project we spend hours doing our research and looking at trends and concepts from around the world, which is usually where we find awesome projects for this blog. Today’s feature project popped out at us immediately during our research as being a project we had to feature, mainly for its architectural ingenuity and difference.

The Curved Little House is a minuscule sized salon based in Nagoya, Japan. Although  the tiny salon only measures 41 square meters it has made more of an impact than those we have seen three or 4 times its size. The project was designed by Studio Velocity and at first instance it is fair to say that the interior design is nothing to write home about, it is very Japanese in the sense that it is clean, white and with minimal fuss, but what I love about this project is the wonderful architecture.

The curved idea is brilliant and is one of the main reasons, apart from awesome design as to why this small space can fit two shampoo sinks, four cutting stations, a pantry, a toilet, a reception and a waiting area, it is such a clever use of space and one I really appreciate as they have decided to preserve the gorgeous and serene gardens instead of creating a bigger structure that looks at making the most of the square footage. This is such a quirky project, another stunning example of why I love Japanese Architecture and design so much. Check out the images and floor plans below to see what I mean.

Images Credited to Kentaro Kurihara

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