type Hair Salon Interior // year 2006 // location Inglewood, Australia // status completed 2006 // size 80sqm// photography Robert Frith

Operative design strategies were employed in the conception of this small hair studio. Cutting and folding were adopted as the two primary formal and spatial generators. The architectural research of the project involved a search for a formal syntax through expressions of these two kinds of manipulation. Gentle folds were used to capture or release spatial volumes and black was used to signify the cut. An initial series of paper cutting/ folding exercises were undertaken to test the possibility of extracting a third dimension/ spatial volume from a single surface.