Yokonagaya Beauty Salon/Environmental Architecture Office
Street-like architecture – A small wooden building planned along a main road in Osaka city. Land that had previously been farmland was divided to make way for roads and subways, leaving small plots of land. The long side touching the road is 59m. The site was a beautiful triangle with a short side of 4m.
This wide frontage is perfect for business, and in the past, greengrocers and takoyaki shops set up tents and set up shop there. Tents covered the sidewalks and formed their own shopping streets. The area that protruded from the public road had a richness that differed from the rules.
After the shop closed due to the old age of the owner, blue skies returned to the sidewalk. The site has become a vacant lot. Because the land was so vast, illegal dumping occurred one after another, and the tin walls were covered in graffiti. The project began with planning a beauty salon on the premises.
They requested a beauty salon on the west side with plenty of space, and the orchid’s size was 12,740mm. Since more than half of the frontage of the site remained, we proposed a multi-purpose space under the eaves and a rental office. Although the two tenants are separated, there are no visible walls on the short sides, and the earthquake-resistant element is a 105mm square single-bracing structure, gently dividing the area. A wooden building is built on a vacant lot in the city, giving you a sense of its proximity to the road. A drink stand (mixed juice shop) is also included, creating a place that accepts the diversity of local people.
Architecture appears above the roads, and we hope that the activities of the city will enter into the architecture, creating a relationship where architecture and roads intersect. I feel that the biggest attraction of this area is that people like him have been walking through the building from time to time since its completion.