Coach’s second flagship store in Tokyo is conceived of as a three-dimensional billboard, responding to its lively retail context. The exposed building structure is clad in backlit etched glass. A large walnut volume punctures the glass and provides a window into the sales space inside. Within the store, the walnut box is suspended in the dynamic double-height space, accessed by a sweeping open stair of floating limestone treads that leads to the upper sales area.
Selling Points, Chic Design Series (Cover), Jun 2005
Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, 2004
ISP/VMSD International Store Design Awards, First Place, Specialty Store, 2003