jun aoki's tokyo louis vuitton store features patterned façades
 
jun aoki's tokyo louis vuitton store features patterned façades
sep 12, 2014

jun aoki's tokyo louis vuitton store features patterned façades

jun aoki’s tokyo louis vuitton store features patterned façades
photo by daici ano
all images courtesy of jun aoki & associates

 

 

 

renowned japanese architect jun aoki has completed the geometric cladding of ginza’s louis vuitton store in tokyo. positioned at the former entrance to the city, the design references the history of the region and its close association with the art deco movement.

 

based on the brand’s repeated damier pattern, elevations are derived from abstracted art deco patterns in relation to ‘edo-komon’ – the decorative motif of traditional tokyo. the building changes its appearance throughout the day, presenting an ever-changing display of light and shadow. at night LED lights, set behind the motifs, illuminate the giant façade.

jun aoki louis vuitton matsuya ginza japan designboom
the design references the history of the region and its close association with the art deco movement
photo by daici ano

jun aoki louis vuitton matsuya ginza japan designboom
elevations are derived from abstracted art deco patterns in relation to the decorative motif of traditional tokyo
photo by daici ano

jun aoki louis vuitton matsuya ginza japan designboom
the entrance to the luxury shop
photo by daici ano

jun aoki louis vuitton matsuya ginza japan designboom
the building changes its appearance throughout the day, presenting an ever-changing display of light and shadow
photo by daici ano

jun aoki louis vuitton matsuya ginza japan designboom
at night LED lights, set behind the motifs, illuminate the giant façade
photo by daici ano

 

 

project info:

 

project: louis vuitton matsuya ginza
location: tokyo, japan
completed: august, 2014
type: commercial

  • It looks as if the building has always been there. Brilliant!

  • A beautiful demonstration that only an architect is able to possess the art to make the communion of scenario and surrounding ambient and even the spirit of those who hired him with a building construction.

    Congratulations

    Sérgio Werneck de Figueiredo

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