Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Type: Interior Design
Program: Hair Salon
Client: Boy Rikyu Co., Ltd.
Site Area: 120 sqm.
Built Area: 120 sqm.
Construction Cost: N/A baht
As BOY Rikyu plans to expand the salon towards the upper floor to provide more waiting area and multi-purpose space, Stu/D/O developed a scheme to tie two levels together with a continuous loop of steel rod, a feature-elelement that also serves as the main structure for new mobile ‘cutting’ units.
This raw steel rod runs from the front reception to the cutting area, up through the open void, into the waiting and multi-purpose space, and back down in a continuous loop, weaving different functions into a united space. Mirror units and shelving units are designed to hang with this rod system rather than attached to walls, so furnishings can be positioned to fit any purpose or situation for maximum flexibility.
While the floor and service counters are in natural concrete, the interior is painted white to provide a sense of neutrality for the clients and to accentuate users and activities in the space.
BOY was designed with a simple approach of ‘connectivity’ in mind to reflect the salon’s closely knitted experience between staff and customers. The space is minimized down to its main functions in order to emphasize the people within the salon while allowing dynamic adaptability to serve users.
Structural Engineer: Darat Likitthaveechok
Photography: Ketsiree Wongwan