Un 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.