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prop: tokyo mode
may 13, 2010
prop: tokyo mode


tokyo mode
aerial perspective

‘tokyo mode’ is a proposed architectural entry by prop studio for a fashion museum
in toyko’s omotesando district. the design was submitted as part of an international
architecture competition hosted by arquitectum. according to prop, fashion in its purest
form has always been about more than simply dressing the body. it gives shape and expression
to the human form. it allows humans to protect their inner self to the outside world and
characterizes the essence of a given moment in time. similarly, prop’s design approach
to ‘tokyo mode’ looks at architecture as a progressive vision of the future while still
referencing the common traditions of the past. the structure aspires to provide an introspective
for visitors to contemplate how fashion has shaped humanity in the 21 century. the building
is divided into rotary levels that sit over top of each in an undulating fashion. each floor
houses a thematic fashion collections from past eras ranging from the 1920s to our
contemporary period. complimented with a skybar, the open terrace overlooks a fashion
runway on the level below it.


detail of terrace


street view


street view


building section


concept diagram


left to right: ground floor, exhibition levels, runway levels


site plan

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