Mikimoto has celebrated the grand opening of our ginza main store on thursday 1st june, 2017. Ginza special edition akoya cultured pearl set mikimoto. Star architects have created so many highend stores in tokyo that its. Image 8 of from gallery of architecture city guide. Toyo ito mikimoto ginza 2 building and petal dress detail photo. This type of program, fashion retail, is very interesting because it reaches a. The pinktinted exterior shines like a pearl with irregular openings glistening gold light, which is appropriate for a jewelry store. The facade of our ginza main store will pay homage to the brands roots, the natural world which gives rise to the pearl, with the concept shimmering spring sea. Since opening our first pearl store in ginza in 1899, mikimoto has achieved international acclaim as the leading jeweller of japan. The mikimoto ginza 2 by architect toyo ito was built in ginza, chuoku, tokyo, japan in 20032005. Ginza main store grand opening jewelry, pearl, diamond. Toyo ito, mikimoto ginza, 2005, tokyoi am an architect and graphic designer.
Halts coronavirus testing program backed by bill gates. In celebration of the remodeling of the ginza boutique, mikimoto presents the ginza special edition. New loreal office building by iamz design studio, modern architecture of stockh. While the flagship mikimoto store is located on chuodori street next to wako department store, its mikimoto boutique ginza also known as mikimoto ginza 2 that receives far more attention. Mikimoto con imagenes arquitectura, edificios, edificios modernos. To photograph beautiful japanese architecture in tokyo. My channel is about good architecture and cool design.
This pink building is the mikimoto ginza 2 at tokyo japan, designed by. It is a delightful building, its irregular windows combined with the pale pink color giving a sense of harmony and good mood click on photo for higher resolution. Finished in 2005, the mikimoto ginza 2 was designed by the architect toyo ito and it is a marvel of engineering, with walls made of 56 meters tall steel sheets. The pearl exterior is well detailed, with seamless transition from wall to window and a thin crust appearance. Benjamin blankenbehler july 17, 2015 october 30, 2015 0 scarletgreen flickrcreative commons license toyo ito and ichiro nishiwaki designed the mikimoto ginza 2 in 2005. Tokyo correspondent for architectural record and author of made in.
Architecture fashion a study of the conn by atiya kanwal issuu. The new mikimoto building in the ginza area of tokyo, japan looks a lot like a piece of swiss cheese, only less uniform. This boutique store is part of the mikimoto family, one of the most famous names in japanese jewellery with a history dating back to 1899. In tokyo, brandname stores by brandname architects the new. It is called mikimoto ginza, and this slender building 48 m high, built on an area of 274 m2 was completed in 2005. Ito was inspired by the mysteriousness of a jewellery box and imagining bubbles around pearls and floating petals. Jpg, mikimoto ginza building, at ginza tokyo japan, design by toyo ito.
What draws us to japanese contemporary architecture architect. Photograph beautiful japanese architecture in tokyo accor hotels. Mikimoto has been a cultivator of luxury pearls since 1893. This tall, pink building with irregularly shaped windows is an eyecatching piece of architecture thats rather delightful to look at. Toyo ito and ichiro nishiwaki designed the mikimoto ginza 2 in 2005. Ito has designed another jewelry boutique, mikimoto, a stunning paperthin. Mikimoto is proud to have been a part of the ginza district since 1899. Architecture is a mixture of form and function, just like fashion.3 1436 327 1328 227 1072 567 70 866 911 632 319 110 883 1238 1355 1492 1470 1069 958 321 1090 1075 609 336 1245 75 144 994 72 1194 28 1197 1358 1229 1059 276 81 808 239