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— by Philip Stevens: architect keisuke hatakenaka has extended a dog grooming salon in japan with a simple steel structure that allows for flexible programing at ground level. located in okazaki, a city in japan’s aichi prefecture, the plot previously included a single storey house with an attached salon. the client’s brief called for additional space so that the salon could open a general store on the same site. as the project had a modest budget, the architects adopted simple construction methods that are comparable to putting furniture together…

Image courtesy of Takumi Ota