Louis Vuitton Omotesando
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Building names(s): Louis Vuitton Omotesando
Architect/Designer: Jun Aoki
Completion date: 2002
function(s): fashion, retail
width: 25.5 m
depth: 20.8 m
height: 31.9 m
construction: made up of rectangular parallelepiped units stacked in an irregular pile. The structure, located in interstitial spaces 30 centimeters deep and 37 centimeters high between the rectangular parallelepiped units, is a non-uniform cage with few vertically aligned columns. The columns and beams are all made from wide-flange steel members 20 centimeters by 20 centimeters in cross-section.
finishes: exterior finish consists of two types of metal mesh, polished stainless panels or two layers of glass ornamented with patterns. LV Hall on the seventh floor has a triple-height ceiling and is wrapped in a three-layered screen of metal mesh, glass and white lace embroidered with white ribbons.