Maison Hermès

Tokyo / Japan / 2006

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The elegance of the French fashion "maison" is translated into a transparent and thin building in the heart of Ginza: 14 floors above- ground and three below for a total surface of 6,000 square metres. A tower entirely wrapped in a crystal skin where a single square module of glass is reproduced 13,000 times to create the effect of a great japanese lantern lighting up at night. Every element of the building was designed to withstand earthquakes and absorb seismic shockwaves.
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    The elegance of the French fashion "maison" is translated into a transparent and thin building in the heart of Ginza: 14 floors above- ground and three below for a total surface of 6,000 square metres. A tower entirely wrapped in a crystal skin where a single square module of glass is reproduced 13,000 times to create the effect of a great japanese lantern lighting up at night. Every element of the building was designed to withstand earthquakes and absorb seismic shockwaves.

    Project details
    • Year 2006
    • Work finished in 2006
    • Client Hermes
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Office Buildings / Showrooms/Shops
    Lovers 36 users