Prada Aoyama Shop and Offices, Tokyo, Japan


  • Date
    5/26/2007 (creation)
Related people
Robert Livesey (was created by)
Pierre de Meuron (architect)
Jacques Herzog (architect)
Herzog and de Meuron (architect)
Date
Planning: 1999-2000; Construction: 2000-2003
Description
The building's outside geometry resembles the asymmetry of a natural crystal, yet the steel skeleton and 840 shiny diamond-shaped windows suggest a highly polished sleekness. The glass walls are not the usual transparent curtain-walling but a transparent, structural shell. Keywords: Japan, Tokyo, Minami Aoyama, shop, glass wall, commercial building, office, diagonal grid, module, crystal, diamond.
Style/Period
21st Century (2000 - 2099)
Material
glass
steel