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Christian Dior Store, Omotesando, Tokyo

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Omotesando
is a shopping strip more famous for its architecture than for the designer
merchandise sold there. Herzog & de Meuron did Prada, Toyo Ito did Tod’s,
and Tadao Ando designed the local mall. But our favorite is SANAA’s diaphanous
showcase for Dior. In a district where every building is a spectacle, the
Pritzker Prize–winning firm built a deceptively simple box of light. The effect
is magical, especially at night.

Weird
Beauty:
Don’t
forget to check out Gyre by the Dutch firm MVRDV, just down the street.

World's Most Beautiful Buildings

Christian Dior Store, Omotesando, Tokyo

Omotesando
is a shopping strip more famous for its architecture than for the designer
merchandise sold there. Herzog & de Meuron did Prada, Toyo Ito did Tod’s,
and Tadao Ando designed the local mall. But our favorite is SANAA’s diaphanous
showcase for Dior. In a district where every building is a spectacle, the
Pritzker Prize–winning firm built a deceptively simple box of light. The effect
is magical, especially at night.

Weird
Beauty:
Don’t
forget to check out Gyre by the Dutch firm MVRDV, just down the street.

VIEW Pictures Ltd / Alamy

World's Most Beautiful Buildings

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