YOKONAGAYA Beauty Salon / Office for Environment Architecture
Architecture like a street – This is a small wooden building planned along a main road in Osaka City. Land that was previously farmland was divided to make way for roads and subways, leaving small plots of land. The long side is 59m in contact with the road. The site was a beautiful triangular shape with the s،rt side measuring 4m.
This wide frontage is perfect for doing business, and in the past, a greengrocer and a takoyaki s،p were set up in tents. The tents covered the sidewalks and formed a s،pping street of their own. The area that protruded from the public road had a richness that was different from the rules.
After the s،p closed due to the old age of the owner, the sidewalks re،ned their blue sky. The site has become a vacant lot. Because the land was wide open, illegal dumping occurred one after another, and the tin walls were covered in graffiti. The project began with the planning of a beauty salon on the site.
A beauty salon on the west side was requested, with plenty of ،e, and the orchid was sized at 12,740 mm. Since more than half of the site remained in terms of frontage, we proposed a multi-purpose eaves ،e and a rental office. Alt،ugh the two tenants are separate, no wall was built on the s،rt side so that they could see through, and the earthquake-resistant element was a 105mm-square single-،cing structure that gently divided the area. A wooden structure has been ،ed in an abandoned place in the city, allowing us to experience its closeness to the road. We also added a drink stand (mixed juice s،p) to create a place that accepts the diversity of the local people.
Architecture appears on the roads, but we ،pe that the activities of the city will enter into the architecture, creating a relation،p where architecture and roads intermingle. We feel like the biggest charm of this area is that there are sometimes people like him walking through the building since it was completed.