tokyo: ao building

with the new ao building [designed by sakakura associates] the aoyama area not only gains a striking landmark but also a high-end mini mall. located on bustling aoyama dori, the building features a string of high-end shops, including the world's first chanel le studio make-up salon, an eyevan eyewear boutique solely carrying the exclusive eyewear lines by designer brands such as tom ford, dsquared2 and prada, and bobbi brown's first cosmetics store in japan. the ao building officially opens thu - mar 26. location: 3-11-7 kita aoyama [aoyama].