The color specialty store specializes in coloring among hair salons, and its main menu is gray hair dye and retouching of hairline. Customers are looking for a cheap and easy way to get their hair colored, so it is essential to have quality, cheapness, and speed. For these reasons, we thought it would be necessary to mechanize the design itself in a systematic way.
▼店铺外观，exterior of the project ©Tatsuya Tabii
▼店铺入口，entrance of the project ©Tatsuya Tabii
We wanted to create a shop that would fit in with any location, but would also be unique to each location. The process had to be simple at the design stage to meet the challenge of a limited budget. In the course of our discussions, we found a hint in the color stand of the store name.
▼理发站台与入口形成45度夹角，The barber stand forms a 45 degree angle with the entrance ©Tatsuya Tabii
▼入口空间细部，detail of the entrance area ©Tatsuya Tabii
▼接待台与收银台，Reception desk and cashier desk ©Tatsuya Tabii
▼自助收银系统，Self-checkout system ©Tatsuya Tabii
The concept was “A color specialty store like a gas station.” By combining all the functions of a gas station into a single device, space could be minimized and the flow of traffic could be simplified. Three color stand fixtures were placed diagonally and evenly spaced in the space. A cantilevered oval mirror juts out from its back like a traffic light. Colorful salon chairs are arranged symmetrically around the mirror.
▼店铺空间概览，overall of the interior ©Tatsuya Tabii
▼等距放置的固定染发站台，Three color stand fixtures were placed diagonally and evenly spaced in the space ©Tatsuya Tabii
Colorful salon chairs are arranged symmetrically around the color stand ©Tatsuya Tabii
From the entrance, the mirror is swung diagonally so that it cannot be seen for a moment, and the scenery of the wooden pieces arranged at equal intervals like a monolith has been transformed into a space that combines the austerity of an archaeological site and the ease of a gas station, something that has never been seen before in a salon.
▼倾斜的镜面反射出不同的景色，The slanted mirror reflects different views ©Tatsuya Tabii
▼木制固定家具划定了空间，the wooden pieces has been transformed into a space ©Tatsuya Tabii
The design process was based on the idea of separating the space into two perspectives: the point and the scenery. In this case, “point” refers to the function, and after subdividing all the functions, I concentrated them and considered them as a mass of stands, which I designed meticulously as if I were building a machine to complete each concentrated task.
▼连续的镜面反射形成奇幻的视觉效果，The continuous specular reflection creates a fantastic visual effect ©Tatsuya Tabii
▼这里既有考古遗址的朴素，又有加油站的轻松，the space that combines the austerity of an archaeological site and the ease of a gas station ©Tatsuya Tabii
The “scenery” refers to the space, and we thought to show the frame that appeared by dismantling the space as a finish. By using the individuality of the existing frame, we were able to create a playful space that could only be created in that particular location.
The result is a space that is both cost effective and creative.
▼暴露出来的原始建筑结构，The exposed original structure of the building ©Tatsuya Tabii
In the future, as we expand the scope of this project, we hope that the dismantled space, which is the “scenery,” will have a different frame and specifications in each place, and that it will have its own individuality. On the other hand, the multifunctional stands, which are carefully designed “points,” will be the same in every location.
▼椭圆形化妆镜细部，Detail of oval mirror ©Tatsuya Tabii
▼染发站台细部，details of the color stand ©Tatsuya Tabii
▼家具的缝隙形成框景，The gaps in the furniture form a framed view ©Tatsuya Tabii
The “point” is produced uniformly as a stand fixture, and the “scenery” is produced with individuality by being dismantled, a phenomenon that is a reversal of the usual meaning of point and scenery. I hope that more and more standard color stands will be created in various cities where anyone can casually stop by and enjoy them.
▼镜子与染发台构造，construction drawing of the mirror and the color stand ©FATHOM
Project Name: color stand
Completion Year: December 2020
Gross Built Area (m2/ ft2): 68.1m2
Project location: 7-14-1 Shimogion Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0035 Japan
Architects Name: FATHOM
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Office Website: https://fathom-design.jp/
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Location: 2F Nisida.bld 4-2-14 Nakadori, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken 737-0046 Japan
Photo Credits: Tatsuya Tabii
Photographer’s Website: https://tatsuyatabii.format.com/
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