Non-Intentional Design: Investigating alterations of space/objects at the public/private boundary in suburban Tokyo, Japan. A resource by Contact: Chris Berthelsen

Bicycle Parking Forms Walkway

Bicycles are parked in a way which creates a path of least distance from the exit of the train station to the nearest convenience store. I imagine that one reason for this courtesy is to try to stave off retribution for parking in a no parking zone – another may be the subconscious adherence to the paved markings in front of the shop (a very subtle but effective form of control).

Bicycle Parking Forms Walkway
Bicycle Parking Forms Walkway
Bicycle Parking Forms Walkway

Materials: Bicycles
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

Category: Parking


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  2. Lines on pavement are effective and unobtrusive. The prudent shop owners in my neighborhood that have space for bicycles have lines on the pavement that most people adhere to. It is somewhat haphazard but it works…more or less.

Mega-Cities: Design Anthropology and Urban Landscapes
I'm delighted and honoured to have my FIXES work included in Jared Braiterman's Tokyo University graduate seminar on mega-cities.
You can download the syllabus [HERE]

Thanks to the URBAN DESIGN Lab 西村・北沢・窪田 都市デザイン研究室, Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo for making this a featured resource of their lab [LINK]

Vision Plus 2010
Thanks to the organizers of the conference for selecting this project as a featured resource, even though I was not able to attend.

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Tokyo Green Space from Jared Braiterman is a great inspiration [LINK]

Urban Bricolage by @ehooge is an inspiring site on a related theme [LINK]

Treepolis by Christoph Rupprecht inspires me with investigations into informal green space, cities, and urban ecology with a focus on Australia and Japan [LINK]

Everyday Structures by @alanwiig is another fine site in the same vein [LINK]