EEL Nakameguro : Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects

EEL Nakameguro is an apparel shop in Tokyo designed by Tokyo based architect Jo Nagasaka  of  Schemata Architects :

“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 want to make the background as calm as possible. 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”.

 

Text © Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects | Photography © Takumi Ota

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