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

Keeping Onions Tasty

Simple hanger made of Tokyo DIY essentials plastic twine and s-hooks (Tokyo’s superglue) keeps onions tasty in early autumn.

Materials: Plastic Twine, Hooks
Location: Akishima-shi, Tokyo

Construction Site Locker in Bag

Plastic bag on the hook of a retractable gate serves as a locker for security guard of construction site.

Lost and Found Fence

Plastic Bag, Hook
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo

Emergency Kit Storage in Hook and Tape

Train station emergency kit stored on a hook and secured with tape.

Emergency Kit Storage in Hook and Tape
Emergency Kit Storage in Hook and Tape
Emergency Kit Storage in Hook and Tape

Materials: Hook, Tape
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo

Bicycle Child Seat Storage

Hook under eaves serves as storage for bicycle child seat.

Bicycle Child Seat Storage
Bicycle Child Seat Storage
Bicycle Child Seat Storage

Materials: hook
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

Pamphlet Holder in Laundry Hook

The problem of how to carry around all those extra sales pamphlets that your boss gives you is solved with a laundry look hung from the side of the cart.
Pamphlet Holder in Laundry Hook
Pamphlet Holder in Laundry Hook
Materials: Laundry Hook
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo

Gate held together with String, Wire and Hook

String tied around a hook keeps this gate open. Wire binds it to the concrete block wall.
Materials: String, Wire, Hook
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

Heavy Duty Hanging Garden

Large plastic laundry hook serves as support for a large hanging planter.
Materials: Hook, Tree
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

Chain Storage in Hook and Tie

Entranceway chain storage performed by plastic hook and plastic twine.
Materials: Plastic Twine, Hook
Location: Harajuku, Tokyo

Community Cleaning Implement Storage in Hooks and Wire

Wire and hooks along the entrance fence to a pocket park in Nakano, Tokyo act as storage for community-use gardening/cleaning implements.
Materials: Hooks, Wire
Location: Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Cigarette Diposal Unit in Can, Wire and Hook

A common sight in Japan, a can attached to a fence with a hook and wire for cigarette disposal.
Materials: Wire, Hook, Can
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

Potplant Holder in Packing Twine and Hooks

Plastic packing twine and hooks support a garden of pot plants.
Materials: Packing tape, Hooks
Location: Harajuku, Tokyo

Tree as Storage

Tree as outdoor storage/drying space for mops and dustpan. Mops hang off hooks on branches.
Materials: Hooks
Location: Mitaka, Tokyo

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.

Article: Small Places of Anarchy in the City: Three Investigations in Tokyo on This Big City

Article: The Non-Intentional Landscape of Tokyo - read at This Big City

Article: Framework for Neighbourhood Creative Climate - read at This Big City

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]