DKUK is a up to date artwork gallery and hair salon in south London, which has been designed by Sam Jacob Studio.
Set amongst a row of retailers on Peckham’s Queens Highway, DKUK intends to be a hybrid of tradition, training, and industrial exercise.
The area, designed by Sam Jacob Studio, offers a bigger residence for the hairdresser, which was beforehand tucked away down a close-by slender arcade of retailers.
“The brand new design combines cultural area with social enterprise to assist new approaches to how artwork and life may be introduced collectively productively, making a brand new kind of gallery area and new methods of displaying artwork,” head of the studio, Sam Jacob, defined.
“Our design acts like a framework that allows every kind of thrilling prospects to happen at their intersection.”
The entrance half of the area is devoted to the hairdressers and has been accomplished with easy black flooring and white slatted partitions.
Mirrors have been traded for numerous items of artwork, which guests can have a look at whereas getting their hair trimmed and styled.
Within the again half of the store a big yellow-frame construction incorporates desks the place employees can sit and work and open-shelves.
At its finish is what seems to be a see-through cupboard, which on the flick of a change can turn into reflective, permitting prospects to see their completed haircut.
“The twin operate of the vitrine and mirror embodies DKUK’s double expertise of salon and gallery and dramatises the massive reveal,” defined the studio.
A handful of bench seats and the salon’s entrance window frames have additionally been accomplished in sunshine-yellow, whereas grey-tone geometric blocks have been used to create a “sculptural” service desk.
This foremost room additionally doubles up as a gallery. It is at present host to an exhibition curated by Jacob referred to as Museum Present, for which the architect approached a number of creatives to reimagine what a museum may appear to be.
Contributors embrace Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble, who has envisioned a scaled-down ceramic bathroom as a brand new cultural vacation spot, and British architect Sean Griffiths, who has produced a collection of text-drawings that play with the association of museum names.
“[The exhibition] critically displays on up to date museums as idealised areas to view or ‘devour’ artwork and attracts a parallel with DKUK as a website for cultural manufacturing and inventive economies to fulfill,” added the studio.
The salon can even be used as a coaching academy that gives hairdressing programs to fledgeling artists who may have additional monetary assist for his or her observe.
Sam Jacob Studio, which is predicated in Islington, was been established in 2014 by Jacob, who was one of many three founders of structure observe FAT.
Earlier initiatives by the studio embrace a mausoleum in London’s Highgate Cemetery, which was primarily based on designs by modernist architect Adolf Loos, and a 15 square-metre micro residence which explores new strategies of city dwelling.
Museum Present continues at DKUK till 23 June 2019.
Images is by Jim Stephenson and Max Creasy.