The new Mikimoto building in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan looks a lot like a piece of swiss cheese, only less uniform. The structure houses the head office for Mikimoto, a luxury jeweler that specializes in pearls. You’d think the Mikimoto building would be more reminiscent of their star product, but alas, no.
Made of steel and reinforced concrete the Mikimoto building does add character to the area’s skyline. Ginza is an upmarket retail and entertainment district in Tokyo.
The Cut-Out Facade of the New Mikimoto Building in Tokyo
Marissa Liu — December 2, 2009 — Art & Design
References: toyo-ito.co.jp & design-milk