Life among trees, luxury designer residences by Kojiro Kitayama + K Architect & Associates, 2007.
27 Nov 2010
26 Nov 2010
|2010 Nov 19|
Sky Building Number 3, previous post here, is now wrapped up and ready. I've never taken the news of demolition of buildings from this era seriously. Partly because the Nagakin Capsule Tower always seemed to be under threat of going down. But this wrapping up is ominous.
25 Nov 2010
Tamagawa Josui 玉川上水 is an early Edo era water-supply system that still is visible in many places. For map look here to see the full extent of the system. The photos in this post only covers a 1-2km or so of the waterway. But it is an interesting linear feature in the city providing, rich in history and spatial scenarios. Further out west it changes style many times. It disappears under a motorway and reappears with different design.
20 Nov 2010
18 Nov 2010
17 Nov 2010
Due to an unforeseen trip the schedule for the upcoming tours has changed.
The current schedule:
The current schedule:
- November 20 Meguro-ku. Cost ￥2000 or ￥1000 for students. Starting point, Segafredo next to Nakameguro station (Google map). 11:00-14:00. Similar but not same as Extra architour.
- December 11, Shibuya-ku West 13:00. Cost is ￥1000 or ￥500 for students. Starting point, McDonalds next to Komaba-Todaimae station (Google map). Shigeru Ban etc.
- December 18, Setagaya-ku. Cost￥2000 or ￥1000 for students. Starting point, Segafredo next to Nakameguro station (Google map). 11:00-14:00.
16 Nov 2010
15 Nov 2010
Kitazawa Town Hall - Sakakura Associates, 1990. A complex and contradictionary architecture? Tokyos Setagaya-ward is subdivided into 4 administrative areas, each sub area has its own office. Located in Shimokitazawa this buildings provides a series of programs; public register, exhibition, concert hall, office, bus station, roof garden, parking and so on.
14 Nov 2010
12 Nov 2010
11 Nov 2010
hhstyle.com, Kazuyo Sejima, 2000. Changed to Kiddyland in 2010. From Vitra design furniture to Hello Kitty. Architecture can remain even if the program changes. But can minimalism cope with Hello Kitty?
How it was before, flickr.
Can't seems to find any photos of this that I've taken before. Which is very strange.
9 Nov 2010
5 Nov 2010
|Tokyo from space. Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. Image id ISS016-E-27586. North is not up.|
4 Nov 2010
|Zoning map, Setagaya-ku|
November 6 Setagaya-ku. Cost ￥2000 or ￥1000 for students. Starting point, Segafredo next to Nakameguro station (Google map), 13:00, about 3h. Projects by Kunio Maekawa, Kenzo Tange, Sejima, Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito, Atelier Bow-Wow. Some roads. Morphology. Confirmed. Weather forecast says partly cloudy 12-18 degrees, 10% chance of rain (updated Thu). To join, send me an e-mail. More about tours here.
3 Nov 2010
Density of districts of Tokyo-to (Islands excluded) , based on Tokyo map from wikipedia by
利用者:Lincun, Krisgrotius. Data from Tokyo Metropolitan Government: Tokyo Statistical Yearbook, here. Persons/Km2, colour scale based on logarithmic plot. SVG file available upon request, Creative Commons 3.0 etc.
This post is not really about infrastructure, the series will continue but today I present some maps instead.
2 Nov 2010
1 Odakyu-line is for a good part of it route through Setagaya-ku a bridge. This mega structure is built according to future plans for the city. So at surprising places the span between the supports is greater than necessary to accommodate the current roads. This is where the future roads will cross the railway, the precise date for the completion of the road widening is uncertain in many cases.
1 Nov 2010
Notes on a place pending change, the houses are occupying this site waiting for a road project to start.