Spiral Building

Architecture in Harajuku & Aoyama

The asymmetrical, geometric shape of architect Maki Fumihiko's Spiral Building (1985) may not look very sinuous on the outside, but the name will make more sense upon entry. The patchwork, uncentred design is a nod to Tokyo's own incongruous landscape. The spiralling passage inside doubles as an art gallery.

Check out the shop Spiral Market on the 2nd floor for art books, jewellery and stylish contemporary homewares.