by Annie Churdar in Architecture on Tuesday 27 August 2013

This store in Tokyo was built to appear as a completely opaque box. Designed by Brazilian architect Arthur Casas, the store changes its appearance as the fashion trends change. The outside walls, for instance, display lovely prints for a cool street view. Built to house Alexandre Herchcovitch’s clothing designs, the box plays off the idea of pedestrians becoming curious over something closed up and mysterious. The box building is like a wrapped up present just waiting to be opened.