Fronting Omotesando, Tokyo’s famous tree-lined boulevard is the slender, L-shaped building for the Italian footwear retailer, Tods. Created by innovative architect Toyo Ito, the seven-story building contains a glass curtain wall block with concrete and steel supporting members, which crisscross and fork out to mimic the shapes of the tall elm trees that stretch along Omotesando Avenue. The branching structures don’t just form the building’s exterior, they run through the inside as well, serving as points of interest and section dividers.

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Read more at Tokyo Architecture Info.