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Old January 31st, 2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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Louis Vuitton Houses

There are lots of brandnames with impressive houses, such as Vuitton. Their houses are around the world with diffrent charactors and styles. Here is the collection.


Omotesando
Tokyo, Japan
Jun Aoki designed the LV building in the image of a pile of trunks stacked at random. The trunks, each representing a unique space, are connected with a labyrinth of corridors - offering a small journey between trunks.

The building relates in scale to the mixed residential and commercial area of Omotesando, with the soft texture of the metal fabric on the facade conveying the texture of fallen leaves from the big zelkova trees in front of the building.

The store is an assemblage of various special "spaces"; the basic units are not "floors" but "spaces". The shape of all "spaces" are right-angled boxes in various scales, proportions and natural light conditions. The total shape of the building is the result of piling up the box-like shapes.

The exterior is double layered with three different kinds of metal mesh fabric and two kinds of polished stainless steel panels; rose and gold. Glass panels with a striped pattern, as the inner layer, give depth to the appearance.
By overlaying the silver color of the metal fabric and rose and gold tint of the back panel, the color is getting also ambiguous, and losing a sense of materiality.

"The idea of using metal fabric was initially derived from the idea of "piling up trunks". I though the surface would be covered in fabric like trunks. At the same time, because I did not want to realize them literally as enlarged trunks but as mirages, the double skin was proposed."
Jun Aoki

The first five stories of the 10 story building are dedicated to the public shop space. The interior, designed by Louis Vuitton Malletier Architecture Department, uses stainless steel fabric, resembling the fabric lining inside a trunk, to match the exterior design. Some parts, including the multipurpose hall, are designed by Jun Aoki.

The 3,327 square meter Louis Vuitton store opened on September 1, 2002.
Jun Aoki also designed the Vuitton shops in Ginza and Nagoya.


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Fifth Avenue
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Jun Aoki 2004 (exterior fa็ade)

Louis Vuitton’s 20,000 square foot store in Manhattan is built in the New York Trust Company building, most recently occupied by Warner Brothers. The transformation of the building's exterior from 1930 art deco into contemporary luxury was designed by Jun Aoki, the Japanese architect responsible for Louis Vuitton’s retail appearance in Japan.

Aoki describes his glass fa็ade as “a playfully sleek meditation on crystalline transparency and clouded translucency.” The white milkiness created by a ceramic coating on the inner surface of the glass extends into the window openings, where a white checkerboard pattern creates a gradual transition from opacity to transparency – a similar effect to that used in most modern cars where black dots printed on the glass are used to suggest that the windows are larger than the metal frames behind them.

In the Louis Vuitton store the transition is intriguingly effective, both during the day and at dusk.


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Old January 31st, 2006, 01:13 PM   #4
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Champs-Elysees
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150 Years of Louis Vuitton, Bonne Anniversaire a Louis! (2004)



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Old January 31st, 2006, 01:19 PM   #6
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i think high end brands really put lots of efforts in their stores...........
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Old January 31st, 2006, 07:40 PM   #7
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This is the Toronto LV on Bloor Street:



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Old January 31st, 2006, 09:58 PM   #8
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Louis Vuitton store in Düsseldorf
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Old February 1st, 2006, 05:49 PM   #9
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Louis Vuitton factory in Asnieres sur Seine (near Paris) :

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 03:59 AM   #10
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great pix. love their stores (and their products!). not big but always of good quality and detail!
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Here is two LV store locations in Hong Kong.

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It looks like someone left a big one in the Hong Kong International Airport!!


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The faux luggage store is kitch, but the second store is very, very
beautifully done!
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It seems as if the first was the Central glass store whilst still U/C, judging by the presense of the white scaffolding. But yes, the luggage does look tacky. Luckily it now has the glassy look.

The location in Central is much nicer.. even at night!
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does the on at Causeway Bay have LED lighting system???..............
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Here is one in Bangkok, Thailand



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^ That is very nice. They have an excellent design team.
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i like their checked glass fascade...........
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It turns out that Manhattan does have some Louis Vuittion Houses, though some may not be lowrises.



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