Miu Miu Aoyama – Tokyo, Japan
Building: Miu Miu Aoyama
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Design Architect: Herzog & De Meuron
Executive Architect: Takenaka Corp.
Structural Engineer: Takenaka Corp.
M+E Engineer: Takenaka Corp.
Construction Manager: Takenaka Corp.
Facade Engineering: Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG
Building Footprint: 2,895 sf
ArchDaily Building of the year (2016) for commercial architecture; thought provoking facade: sharp steel panels lined with soft, perforated, rounded copper; opaque windows impose reflection; roof becomes a canopy that masks the building except for in a few places; canopy juts out from building; cultural message at play: calm and welcoming interior juxtaposes sharp reflective exterior [a]