prop: tokyo mode 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

  • Boooring!

    S says:
  • This is the new ordos

    bill says:
  • This design in no way takes into account physics, materials, weather, safety, or even functionality. Every level is nothing but wasted space, and can you imagine climbing 24 stories of spiral staircases, interspersed back and forth across each floor? This building is a logistical nightmare, and a poor reflection on the studio that “designed” it.

    FreeDummy says:
  • i agree w freedummy…..its at best a school design project…which incidentaly would have gotten slammed at any of my reviews.

    pratt says:
  • looks like a bunch of stacked fram air filters

    liveforever says:
  • pratt & freedummy.i concur

    finn says:

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