Fluidity seems to be the name of the game here, as with other "organic" products of BIM software-generated design. From top to bottom, a slick tower transitions into a curvaceous horizontal podium, creating a fan-shaped skylight in the process that will bring natural light into Louis Vuitton's retail spaces. According to Pacific Rim Construction (PRC), the structure is papered with a 175-milimeter skin of reinforced concrete clad with glazed ceramic tiles. PRC also reports that the building has already "achieved LEED Gold certification accreditation and incorporates several innovative sustainable features, such as recycling rainwater for irrigation, recycled construction waste, reduced water consumption and high-energy and efficient plants and equipment." Ground-level greenery offers the finishing touch to this utopian building.
Images via PRC and Designboom.