Crystalscape by MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kx6c98abgu4g1ftc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />We performed the interior design for a beauty salon.
Deliverables included a space exuding the radiance associated with beautiful, vibrant and shiny hair brimming with vitality.
Therefore, we endeavored to create a space that would envelop the body in such radiance by making the entire ceiling into a luminous crystal symbolizing the ideal of resplendent hair. Metallic waves(Please refer to below for more information), representing the bright, aerial, gracious way in which hair flows, are intricately weaved into a white matrix of geometric patterns (a lattice structure featuring a signature color gradation of white and wooden tones) to produce a mystical luminous crystal from which a subdued light scatters as it bounces off the creases in the metal.
Abundant expressivity is imparted to the crystal of light by the overlapping of the white lattice and the metal wave, with the former gushing through the space like sparkling whitewater, and the Continue reading "Crystalscape by MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS"

Crystalscape by MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS

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1)description  We performed the interior design for a beauty salon. Deliverables included a space exuding the radiance associated with beautiful, vibrant and shiny hair brimming with vitality.
Therefore, we endeavored to create a space that would envelop the body in such radiance by making the entire ceiling into a luminous crystal symbolizing the ideal of resplendent hair. Metallic waves(Please refer to below for more information), representing the bright, aerial, gracious way in which hair flows, are intricately weaved into a white matrix of geometric patterns (a lattice structure featuring a signature color gradation of white and wooden tones) to produce a mystical luminous crystal from which a subdued light scatters as it bounces off the creases in the metal.
Abundant expressivity is imparted to the crystal of light by the overlapping of the white lattice and the metal wave, with the former gushing through the space Continue reading "Crystalscape by MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS"

Dream Dairy Farm Restaurant by MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS

The following interior design was realized for a restaurant built on a farm surrounded by a lush forest.   Since the menu is characterized by the fact that dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt, made from fresh milk produced on-site at the dairy farm is used in each and all of their dishes, we were tasked with providing a space to attractively showcase said menu by evoking the imagery associated with the power of fresh ingredients and the natural setting of the forest surrounding the farm on which these quality products are made throughout the entire space.   The three-dimensional white lattice nesting above the beams of the existing wooden structure forms the canopy of a forest that brings together the old and the contemporary by suggesting the superimposition of time and space.   Since the ceiling is composed of a volume peering through a larger wooden frame, layers of glossy translucent resin boards were fitted on certain surfaces to produce a luminous body providing subdued lighti...

ARKHE beauty salon by MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS

We designed a beauty salon named ARKHE (refers to the ancient belief that water is the source of all creation) around the theme of water. This is a space made up by the charm of its raw materials, thus, by using aluminum and bringing out the beauty of the material ,we bring into existence a space filled with transient and ever-changing light, like the reflection of light on the surface of water. ”Recycled aluminum sheet " was 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. The aluminum’s flow changes freely while providing a function and atmosphere suited to each area: a space with a gentle flow and a high ceiling for the haircutting area; a space with a stiff current and changes in height difference for the center aisle area and a space with a low ceilin...

PIXY HALL by MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS

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