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.
NANBOYA shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan by PROCESS5 DESIGN
April 6th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: PROCESS5 DESIGN
This is a plan for a specialist valuables for cash service boutique on the 2nd floor of a building facing the Shinsaibashisuji shopping centre in the business district of the merchant town of Osaka. Existing s valuables for cash service have the image of pawnshops and the current situation is that there is no choice but to compete with the purchasing prices of rival companies.
Under these circumstances, we had a request from a client to wipe out the image of the pawnshop so that more female clients felt inclined to come in. We began by thinking positively rather than negatively about selling objects. You can make your everyday life more beautiful by sorting through and organizing the objects around you as demonstrated by the word minimalism(Dan-Sha-Ri). We proposed a valuables for cash salon which would be as easy to frequent as a beauty salon or a nail salon.
First of all, we eliminated as many superfluous decorations as possible and concealed the booths essential to this business with a semi-transparent film. We used the N of the NANBOYA logo as a motif for the film.
With soft LED lighting attached to the top and bottom of the film, these became unique partitions behind which clients can discuss their transactions freely without worrying about other people seeing them.
We also created this design as the symbol of NANBOYA which is developing a number of branches simultaneously so that clients would be able to recognise a NANBOYA shop at a glance.
We aimed to create a salon-type space where it is possible to consult a new kind of valuables for cash service in order to make life smarter and more beautiful.
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