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Always get a kick when I recognize something someone's wearing on tv. Adam Levine wearing Margiela on The Voice US

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Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka has stripped an office in south-west Tokyo back to the concrete to create a fashion boutique that looks more like an abandoned warehouse for Japanese brand EEL (+ slideshow).

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EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Nagasaka, of Schemata Architecture Office, explains that he associates garments with uncomfortable warmth, so wanted to design a cool interior that counteracts this feeling. "I wanted to make the background as calm as possible," he explains.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Rather than adding new elements to the space, most of the renovation involved peeling away unnecessary layers and sanding down rough surfaces.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

"Our construction process was mostly subtraction," he says. "We intend to leave this space somewhat incomplete and when clothes are set in place it will be complete."

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

The architects removed the carpet of the old office and sanded down the exposed floor to create a smooth surface. They also pulled down a suspended ceiling to reveal lighting fixtures, electric cables and ventilation pipes.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Bookshelves and large boxes made from lauan plywood are scattered around the room as display areas for folded garments and accessories. Other hang from welded stainless-steel racks or from cables strung across the ceiling.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

A wall of concrete blocks separates the shop floor from storage areas at the back, while a glass partition creates a small meeting room to one side.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Jo Nagasaka launched Schemata Architecture Office in 1998 and has since worked on a number of shop interiors, as well as residential projects, office interiors and furniture design. Past projects include Paco, a house contained in a three metre cube, and the Tokyo flagship for fashion brand Takeo Kikuchi. See more design by Schemata Architecture Office on Dezeen.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Photography is by Takumi Ota.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Here's a project description from Jo Nagasaka:


EEL Nakameguro

Creating a sense of 'incompleteness' was the key to our design. In my mind clothes are associated with warmth of human body, sometimes that feeling gets too intense and uncomfortably hot. This is why I wanted to make the background as calm as possible.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

We intend to leave this space somewhat incomplete and when clothes are set in place it will be complete. So our construction process was mostly 'subtraction', that is, dismantling, peeling, and scraping unnecessary layers, except for a few 'additional' elements.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

The site was formerly used as office space. For the floor, we peeled off the existing carpet and sanded exposed mortar undercoat thoroughly to make it perfectly horizontal and 'super-flat'.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

As a result we created unique random mosaic pattern. In some places aggregates are revealed, and in other places finer particles cover up the surface.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

We also removed all the finishing materials - paint, baseboard, insulation etc. - from walls and ceiling, and hidden surface of concrete that is unfinished and not ready for public viewing is now exposed. By reversing the construction process, a state of 'incompleteness' reappears.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Display fixtures are also constructed halfway and left at a state of 'incompleteness'. Stainless steel mirror and frame are welded for assembly and we left the weld joint unpolished, so it creates interesting patterns on the surface.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Hanging racks are made of anti-corrosive coated steel pipes. Surface coating is removed at joints then they are welded together. And we erase burnt traces of welding but leave steel surface unpainted.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Wooden boxes, used as display base, are made of lauan wood. It is a kind wood usually used for underlay, but we leave it unpainted. These unfinished elements reinforce our design concept of 'incompleteness'.

EEL Nakameguro by Schemata Architecture Office

Other elements are added to this space: glass partition wall, fitting room, concrete block masonry wall separating shop and back room, and a thick steel tension cable that is used to hang clothes, lighting fixtures and electrical wiring for lighting. When the final design element clothes are displayed, the space is complete.

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/03/31/eel-nakameguro-by-schemata-architecture-office/

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I would love to live in a place with an all concrete interior. fuck carpet, fuck ever having to worry about spilling things or knocking a hole in the wall, or any damn thing. slipper lyfe

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I would love to live in a place with an all concrete interior. fuck carpet, fuck ever having to worry about spilling things or knocking a hole in the wall, or any damn thing. slipper lyfe

 

Well I have the floor at least and yes, it is everything it is cracked up to be.

 

My dog likes it too, because it stays nice and cool during the day.

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Concrete is porous, no?
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seems like it would be stain resistant if it was polished and treated with something.

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Okay, does anybody know what happened on SZ that got Merz and a bunch of other people banned, and Faust and his circle won't talk about them ever? Like, I'm honestly curious what kind of drama could cause that seeing as Merz posted a ton of good shit and seemed well-like.

e: also, all of merz' comments are gone. from every thread. you can only see stuff other people quoted. that is some incredible pettiness on someones part

they also started another forum as well can't recall the name
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NOTHING MATTERS BESIDES MY INTENSE CRAVING FOR SOME RAMEN RIGHT NOW
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@nevergreen that is fucking cool. you should post in this thread

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NOTHING MATTERS BESIDES MY INTENSE CRAVING FOR SOME RAMEN RIGHT NOW

yeah let's grab some of that horrific korean fire water and die an honorable death together
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concrete is porous but when used in home interiors it gets an acid wash and a sealant treatment
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"polished" concrete

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NOTHING MATTERS BESIDES MY INTENSE CRAVING FOR SOME RAMEN RIGHT NOW

 

Guess what I had for lunch?

 

 

This dude makes the best Ramen I've ever had. Including stuff I've eaten in Japan.

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Looks pretty bad though
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Tasted pretty good though. Went with the shoyu instead of tonkotsu against my better judgement

 

I always want to eat ramen on a white shirt wearing day. Broth cologne.

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