Plan for a select-shop
CCD:Motoi Nakamikawa, Hiroyuki Hoshino
D: Tatsuya Matsui, Motoi Nakamikawa
I think that a select-shop is a “drugstore” of the worldly society in which humans’ “trifle desires” and economic efficiency have developed in a straightforward fashion. We were requested to plan a select-shop to be opened in Roppongi, Tokyo. Roppongi itself is a town where “economy, culture, intelligence, and regionalism” are growing three-dimensionally on different levels and with diverse values. According to the survey of towns in Tokyo where consumption is active, there are only few boutiques in Roppongi. The concept that we chose is “Noah’s ark,” because that space has a mission of the exodus from the noise of complex additional values. The floor, wall, and ceiling on the first floor is integrated in black entirely as a space of the dark to compose a devise to break off from noises, and light was shed on commodities alone. The second floor where the floor, wall, and ceiling are all in white conjures up an image of “heaven,” and provides a pure, noiseless environment of light. Finally, however, we resigned from the job, because we could not help feeling doubtful about designing the space for a use that was most inappropriate for spatial universality.