tokyo midtown is the home of design sight 21-21 which was created by the fashion designer issey miyake and the architect tadao ando. the building features 1,700 square meters of floor space in total, including two galleries and an attached café run by chef and restaurateur takamasa uetake.
the low rise structure of the main building consists basically of a ground floor and a lower floor organised as split-levels. the largest volume of the building is under the ground. the interior space includes the reception, two galleries and a triangular, lowered courtyard. design sight 21-21 includes a hand-sanded steel roof whose design was inspired by issey miyake’s a-poc (a piece of cloth”) concept and a 14-meter long glass façade.
gps: 35.667510, 139.730546 / code: japtok0263
location: japan, tokyo
architect: tadao ando