It is incredible how many interior design niches are out there, just waiting to be discovered and exploited. For today we would like to present this colorful hair salon for kids, envisioned by Andrea Mason/Architect. Located in New York, the project is particularly targeted at children under 10 and its design was developed accordingly. Here is more from the official description provided by the designer: “Working off the idea of bringing a playful sense of nature in the space, a custom wall graphic with botanical and animal illustrations and a tree were designed as part of the concept for the space. A colorful palette of laminates and linoleum flooring were chosen for durability and simplicity. Custom furniture including reception desk, display shelves, cabinets, and manicure tables were all designed specifically for the project as well“. How do you find this business idea and more important, how do you appreciate the design of this hair salon for children?
A good building should make you want to look at it. Even if not always liked by passers-by, it should always make them feel something. Manchester Metropolitan’s University’s business school is a building that effortlessly fits this criteria. Indeed for many, the building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is their first taste of the architecture of Manchester as they travel along the arterial road, Mancunian Way. With its distinct ski-slope roof, and glittering mirrored appearance, it provides a flash of silver, and a dazzling break from the dull greys of the motorway, greeting motorists in a slightly space-age way as they enter the city
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts