Asahi Beer Hall

This is the Asahi Beer Hall or, to give it its proper name, La Flamme d’Or building in Tokyo. Designed by Philippe Starck, the golden flame rises up from the roof of a solid black building which has gently curving edges. The flame is made of metal, weighs over 300 tons, and is covered in simulated gold leaf – making it gleam beautifully on sunny days. None of this stopped the locals naming it the ‘golden turd’ of course… Thanks to Simon M. and FeroG.

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