kii inc converts a Japanese wooden dwelling into a clothing store
vase: an organized clothing store in tokyo, japan
Along the Meguro River in Tokyo, JapanKii inc recently unveiled its new Vase project, a selection clothing store which features the designs of various classic and avant-garde brands from around the world. The architects have transformed a traditional in wood Japanese inhabitant in this new store with a refreshed design that fully encompasses and expresses the brand concept of Vase. The interior space is made up of a variety of different shapes, materials and finishes, reflecting the curated selection of clothing products. Kii inc retains and revives the original character of the structure – which previously served as a home – with the addition of white and gray finishes and bespoke accessories that contrast with the exposed wooden frame and refresh the space.
Kii inc has renovated and revived the previously uninhabitable wooden house
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Kii inc renovates a damaged wooden house
Kii inc renovated and revived the previously uninhabitable tiny wooden house by removing damaged features and making minimal repairs using inorganic finishes such as white, gray and mortar to enhance the character of the wooden frame. exposed wood. On the second floor, the existing walls are painted gray and the floor is plastered to create a contrast with the existing wooden framework which remains intact on the ceiling. Externally, the Japanese design office retains the original look of the wooden structure except for the entrance area which has been painted white as a continuation of the design language inside and to introduce a new atmosphere to the street.
store atrium on the ground floor
bespoke light fixtures breathe new character into the space
Inside, the space is made up of a variety of shapes, materials, and finishes. The contrast created by the new functionality of the wooden house which retains its old decor was intended to resonate with the unique products and become a place only Vase. A combination of common building materials such as larch plywood, corrugated metal sheets, galvanized and chrome plating, corrugated cardboard and glass were used for the fixtures. Unique and bespoke functional elements such as door handles in floral vases, wavy corrugated shelves for displaying accessories, hooks for dressing rooms and leather for hanging pipes have been custom designed by the brands. represented by Vase.
the store showcases the creations of various classic and avant-garde global brands