The purpose of the Design Hub is to provide accommodation in one building for a diverse range of design research and post graduate education. RMIT is a world leader in design research however post graduates are currently dissipated across various campu.
A beloved landmark in north-eastern Tokyo, the Tsunyuji temple has been given a new lease of life by Tokyo-based Satoru Hirota Architects who have both refurbished and complemented it with new facilities. The Edo-period Buddhist temple was destroyed during WWII air-raids and modestly rebuilt in 1949, but had since been poorly kept with the site exhibiting signs of dilapidation.
The aim behind the project for the third GUM SALON was to provide a different hairdresser experience, to welcome the clients into a space where the strong aesthetics of the brand and the typical elements of a hair salon would work in unexpected.