H&P Architects Adorns a Sophisticated Salon in Hanoi with 200,000 Wooden Beads

H&P Architects has completed a simple and stunning interior renovation of a hairdressing salon in Hanoi, Vietnam. The firm’s creative reuse of existing materials and goal of linking the indoor space with nature creates a stylish, warm and relaxing atmosphere for clients. Located in the bustling neighborhood of Vân Quán, Mành Mành Salon is a compact boutique with six haircutting stations. The architects utilized elements of the old salon such as the existing door, glass façade, furniture and low-quality wood to refurbish the entire parlor as a distinctive storefront in the area. The space evokes the traditional street hairdressing stations found throughout the city — scenes characterized by their proximity to aged, brick walls and wide-shade trees. With Mành Mành Salon, H&P Architects was inspired to build an “unusual but familiar space” for patrons by stimulating the five basic senses through decorative features. The light-filled interior and use of climbing vines (sight) bring the outside world into the trendy space, while the fragrance of flowers (smell) and herbal tea (taste) nurture a leisurely atmosphere. In addition, clients are treated to massage and styling (touch) as they listen to the soft rustling of ...
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