Textual content description supplied by the architects. Vase is a particular attire retailer situated alongside the Meguro River. Vase is a retailer that selects manufacturers and garments from everywhere in the world primarily based on the idea of “traditional & avant-garde”. On this venture, we wished to create a spot that expresses the shop’s idea, which is stuffed with consideration to element, by composing the area with a wide range of totally different shapes, supplies, and finishes, similar to the merchandise chosen and picked up from everywhere in the world.
The picket home, which was the location of the aircraft, was in a state the place it couldn’t be used because it was as a result of every thing was broken. We eliminated the broken components and made minimal repairs utilizing inorganic finishes equivalent to white, grey, and mortar to benefit from the naked body. For fixtures, we used a mix of on a regular basis constructing supplies equivalent to larch plywood, corrugated sheets, galvanized and chromate plating, corrugated cardboard, and glass.
Purposeful components equivalent to door handles, hooks for becoming rooms, and leather-based for hanging hanger pipes have been made by designers of manufacturers dealt with by Vase. On the outside, solely the world across the entrance was painted white to retain the looks of the constructing when it was used as a residence however to ooze a brand new environment to the road.
The newly collected shapes, supplies, and finishes are lined up flat within the outdated constructing with out mixing. The distinction created by the brand new performance within the picket home that retains its outdated surroundings was meant to resonate with the distinctive merchandise and grow to be a novel place, Vase.