February 12, 2006

Maison Hermes, Tokyo

I'd never seen a picture of this building before. It's a remarkable piece of work, fitting both the nature of the company's image and the tower's location in the Ginza district.

Posted by armand at February 12, 2006 09:41 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Architecture


it's made of glass brick for crying out loud. international skyscraper with an impeccable stylish pedigree shops for its walls at home depot!?

(it's not unattractive, but i'm kind of floored that they had the audacity to invite (or perhaps seek, though why!?) the glass brick observation.)

Posted by: Moon at February 13, 2006 11:22 AM | PERMALINK

What's your problem with the glass bricks? These are of a new design - but the basic concept played a key role in some of the most prominent designs of the inter-war period. It's hardly like Home Depot invented them. And given the level of light in the Ginza district, well, these seem appropriate to me.

Posted by: Armand at February 13, 2006 11:59 AM | PERMALINK
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