This is the second store of the “6” (ROKU) brand, and its first street-level store. Goal of the project was to build on the success of the first store, also designed by DAIKEI MILLS, and make the most of this 380 square-meter space as the brand’s flagship.
There were two key themes that emerged. First was to create a space that had Japanese beauty to it. And it was agreed that this wasn’t to be done by including some obviously Japanese design motifs, but instead by drawing on the very aesthetic sensitivity of what make any space work and work beautifully.
For instance, the black skin steel louver around the entrance allows the light to penetrate and ensures an open field of view, and its presence also functions as dividers of space. Such architectural function is precisely that of paper screens and wooden grits commonly found in traditional Japanese homes.
The overall layout of the space, with lowered center space and cloister-like corridor surrounding it, is a spatial throwback to traditional Japanese gardens.