architecture, urban design, planning


Takamichi Hair Salon

The Takamichi Hair Salon was fitted into a long narrow loft space in the Bowery. The interior retrofit required a new electrical system, a new ventilation system, new lighting, sprinklers, plumbing and emergency hardware. The ceiling heights were very low so the new sprinkler trunk lines and the electrical wiring were placed in a vertical plenum along the north wall rather than in the ceiling.

The plan is open, consisting of essentially one large space accommodating 11 salon stations, shampoo sinks, and a reception area. The kitchen, toilets and service areas are all aligned along the south wall.

Urban Matrix was the architect of record and worked in direct coordination with the interior designer Sandra van Rolleghem to develop the construction drawings.

Location: Bowery, New York City

Client: Takamichi Saeki


Complete gut renovation to an unfinished upper floor commercial interior.

Construction documentation and permitting.

HVAC design / Lighting design / Sprinkler and Fire Safety system design / Plumbing design.