Texas Architect May/June 2012: Urban Design
This “Urban Design” edition’s four features do not deal with urban design as typified by comprehensive plans for large swaths of urban environment. Rather, they represent four works of architecture that, by virtue of where they are, play important roles in a broader urban context.
Portfolio: Interiors Propaganda Hair Group Project Propaganda Hair Group Salon, Austin Client Propaganda Hair Group Architect Dick Clark Architecture Design team Dick Clark, AIA; Kevin Gallaugher; Becky Jeanes Contractor River Rock Builders Consultants Bay & Associates (mep); Legacy Lighting (lighting) Photographer Paul Bardagjy Dick Clark Architecture designed Propaganda Hair Group’s leased, 1,700-sf shell space within the Gables 5th Street Commons building in downtown Austin. The client requested a loft-like space with an open plan, minimal furnishings, and wood and concrete textures. The design focuses on ways to differentiate program areas within a single space, while offering an open atmosphere. Attention was given to day-to-day salon operations so that design details could complement function and eliminate supplemental furnishings and clutter. Walnut cabinets along the outer walls create a continuous design element and delineate individual spaces, such as retail display, reception, stylist stations, color-technician areas, dressing rooms, and a smock closet. A shampoo area with a dropped wood ceiling and sheer curtains provides a quiet environment remote from the activity of the stylist area. Auxiliary spaces — break room, restrooms, and an office — appear as tall white volumes to create gallery-like walls for photographic display. Below an open ceiling and exposed building systems, a sculptural, glossy white textured spine made of CNC-routed MDF panels connects a rear parking garage entrance and a front entrance. LED lighting was selected to offset the environmental impact of the salon. 1 2 3 3 4 5 7 6 Noelle Heinze Resources METAL WORK : Ernie’s Welding ARCHITECTURAL Shop; ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK/WALNUT CEILINGS/CABINETRY: Austin Wood Works; SCULPTED MDF CEILING PANELS: panelmax ; METAL/ WOOD DOORS: Hull Supply; WALL COVERINGS: Maharam, Flavor Paper; SIGNAGE: Ion Art; PAINT : Sherwin Williams; 9 5 FLOOR PLAN 1 ENTRY/RECEPTION 2 MAKE-UP STATION 3 STYLIST STATIONS 4 COLORISTS 5 DRESSING ROOM 6 SMOCK CLOSET 7 HAIR DRYER STATION 8 SHAMPOO ROOM 9 BREAK ROOM 10 OFFICE 11 RESTROOM 10 11 8 11 DRAPERIES: Knoll Textiles; FURNITURE : Blu Dot, DesignX, IF+D, Scott & Cooner 5/6 2012 Texas Architect 75