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The Jewels of Aoyama | ArchiTravel
This project is a formation of two different buildings; the main building has a limestone curtainwall façade of slit-windows that angles rhythmically like a folding screen, and in contrast to this, the smaller corner building is an entirely glass volume. Together with its very prominent neighboring building, Prada, the buildings form a core complex for the Miyuki Dori area. The corner building, surrounded by its larger neighbors, is set off as a centerpiece and creates a very strong identity for the complex as a whole and for the Minami Aoyama area as well. © Urban Arts © Urban Arts The different appearance of the two buildings helps to enhance their relationship; the main building's limestone façade creates a cohesive background to contrast with the entirely glass surfaces of the corner building, while also revealing activity of the shops behind through its slit windows. By dividing the project into two buildings, this provided the opportunity to create an