Few places in the world have such a wealth of cutting-edge architecture as Tokyo. Tokyo is doubtless one of the most incredible architecture cities on earth.
De Beers Ginza Building located along Marronnier Street in Ginza, the flagship store of the diamonds company, is one of the most interesting constructions from Tokyo. Ginza is one of the most famous commercial districts in Tokyo. With a cutting-edge architectural design, the sleek tower made of stainless steel cannot pass unnoticed. Its twisted frame gives it an almost Seussian appearance. The building was designed by the well-known Japanese architect Jun Mitsui.
In an area filled with remarkable architecture, the De Beers building manages to stop people in the street with its unreal design. The space between the tower and the surrounding buildings is quite small and the building can be admired only from close distance.
The design of De Beers Ginza Building is intended to reflect the sophisticated Ginza streetscape and fit appropriately into this dynamic context. The fluid and flexible form of the building was also inspired by the beauty of the female outline.
The sparkling light on the surface of the gently curved form of the building subtly suggests the shimmering reflection of diamond. The expression of the curtain wall varies continuously as it ascends and as it reflects the ever-changing appearance of the sky.
It’s difficult to appreciate just how vast an urban sprawl Tokyo really is. While there are many architectural gems sprinkled about, you could easily spend a week hopping around from place to place in Tokyo and feel like you’d barely scratched the surface. However this building tilt the scales of time and treasure in your favor.
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