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Marc Jacobs, Tokyo

unique trio of façades for Jacob's first 'ground-up' outlet...

Marc Jacobs, Tokyo

Elegant and unique, Stephan Jaklitsch have managed to conceive a kind of gigantic perfume bottle - and a rather lovely one at that - to house Jacobs' considerably luxurious wares and just somehow, it seems to work rather well...

Vying for attention in a neighbourhood of luxury outlets, Marc Jacobs‘ Tokyo flagship store – his first freestanding building – has been given a surprisingly simple, yet utterly effective, trio of façades by New York’s Stephan Jaklitsch Architects. A transparent “void”, housing bags and accessories, occupies the ground floor, whilst a solid first floor clad in striated terracotta – the “rock” – is topped by the “lantern”, an elegantly lit version of a common Japanese building element, known as a ‘kosakubutsu’, that doubles the visual height of the building – a workaround for planning regulations that stipulate only 2 occupiable floors above ground.

Elegant and unique, Stephan Jaklitsch have managed to conceive a kind of gigantic perfume bottle – and a rather lovely one at that – to house Jacobs’ considerably luxurious wares and just somehow, it seems to work rather well…

Marc Jacobs, Tokyo
Marc Jacobs, Tokyo
Marc Jacobs, Tokyo
Marc Jacobs, Tokyo
Marc Jacobs, Tokyo
Marc Jacobs, Tokyo
Marc Jacobs, Tokyo
Marc Jacobs, Tokyo
Marc Jacobs, Tokyo

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