Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Long Slow Distance in Tokyo, Japan by upsetters architects (designed using Vectorworks)
October 16th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: upsetters architects
This is a design of the store, which requires a visit by appointment, on an alley in Harajuku, Tokyo.
This space is intended to function as a sales agency and an authorised store of imported watches and a store selling related accessories. As it serves both as an agency and a store and sells expensive articles, we designed this as a space requiring an appointment to visit in which customers can personally shop and talk about business with its clerk.
The layered mesh curtains provide both publicity and privacy: People can sense a clerk working in the store if they wish to and the clerk can enjoy the limited openness as well as the privacy. They also allow the store flexible layouts by being installed in the curtain rails at regular intervals. Furthermore, the details of their pleats and edges, which were well considered, invest the store with a deeply elegant and masculine atmosphere.
In the carefully designed space with the layered mesh curtains, a large symbolic counter and sofa are placed, on which customers can enjoy shopping over a conversation with the clerk.
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