Marc Jacobs Tokyo Flagship Building

The project is a new flagship retail building located in Tokyo’s Aoyama shopping district, just off Omotesando Street. The design is a diagrammatic response to strict local codes, the immediate surrounding context (bordered by world-renowned architecture and a quiet residential neighborhood), and the desire to represent the material craft that is inherent in the tradition of Japanese construction. The building is designed to meet regulated energy efficiency standards and use local/regional materials.


Location Tokyo, Japan
Date Completed 2010
Architect Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Client Marc Jacobs
Type Retail + Galleries
size2,800 ft2 / 230 m2
Status Built
Press Architectural Record, May 2011
Photo Credits Nacasa & Partners