Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Louis Vuitton Flagstore-Japan-UNStudio







The design for the 10 storey (54m tall) flagship store in Japan aims to establish an architectural equivalent of the identity of Louis Vuitton in which classical and modern qualities are blended. The element that moves through all the scale levels
of the design is the leaf shape which is found in the floor plan, the section and the elevation. Leaf-shaped openings in the façade give the building
a strong identity with landmark potential. The building follows the structure of a (grand) house: with three levels, each spanning a varying number of split-level floors and each with its own atmosphere and purpose. Each floor is in principle divided into four leaves, which are set in a spiral pattern. Terrace zones, which offer a mix of functions in a garden setting, mark the different vertical sections of the house....UNStudio
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