This independent hair salon is located in a shopping district on the outskirts of the city and is conceived as a project that “gradually takes shape.” The large space offered more room than was necessary to accommodate the number of clients, so the goal was to create a relaxing, comfortable space where clients could not only receive a haircut, but spend leisurely time.
The salon’s name is based on the owner’s desire to establish a concept of “connections.” Vines have the unique ability to grow individually and then connect, shaping a whole. To represent that, the architects used the vine as a metaphor in designing the space.
By running the pipes along the ceiling in an arch shape and wrapping the light fixtures like vines, it was possible to freely change their location and height. The arches create a sense of the ceiling floating upward, and the feeling that the entire salon is underneath a roof of vines. Client seating is spaced far apart, and each chair is separated by a bookshelf that creates a barrier between them. A feeling of openness and light connects with the outdoors, as well as a feeling of comfort that comes from being within the space.