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14 December 2010

Tetorigarden by Case-Real
















Photos by Shiraki Yoshikazu 
Tetorigarden is a hair salon in Kumamoto that was completed this fall by Koichi Futatsumata of architectural studio Case-Real. I love the use of wood and how the architect incorporated the design into the concrete building.
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The salon is situated next to a path leading up to a Shinto shrine and I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the architecture of the salon and the path leading up to the shrine.
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Typically the function of the pathway is to provide a time and space for visitors to clear their minds and prepare for worship. And without assigning too much value to the act of grooming, following the structure of the shrine, there is a deliberate separation between the entrance of the salon and the actual space where the transformation is set to occur.
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