Louis Vuitton Building
For several years running, the Japanese have had something of a love affair with Louis Vuitton , which is why this flagship store is...
This regal boulevard was originally designed as the official approach to Meiji-jingū. Now it's a fashionable strip lined with high-end...
This low-slung concrete mall, designed by Andō Tadao, spirals around a sunken atrium.
Organic produce, hearty brown bread and vegetarian bentō .
5-1-15 Jingūmae · interesting places nearby
Tod's Building information
In the 1980s a second generation of Japanese architects began to gain recognition within the international architecture scene, including Ito Toyo, Hasegawa Itsuko and Andō Tadao. This younger group has continued to explore both modernism and postmodernism, while incorporating the renewed interest in Japan’s architectural heritage. One of Ito’s most striking recent designs, built in 2004, TOD’s Omote-sandō Building looks as if it was wrapped in surgical tape. Andō’s architecture utilises materials such as concrete to create strong geometric patterns that have so regularly appeared in Japan’s traditional architecture.