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

Packing Strap Drain Pipe Bracing

Packing straps bracing two drain pipes together. A bucket forms the repository.

Materials: Packing Strap, Bucket
Location: Tachikawa, Tokyo

Tethered Bush in Packing Strap

Roadside bush tethered with packing strap.

I like that rather than trim or kill this errant plant, the owner of the residence has opted to tie it to the fence to reduce impact on passing pedestrians/cyclists….. A mix of respect for plant life and hassle involved with disposing of plant cuttings?

Tethered Bush in Packing Strap
Tethered Bush in Packing Strap
Tethered Bush in Packing Strap

Materials: Packing Strap
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

Stabilzing Pamphlet Stand

Packing straps stabilze a pamphlet stand at a local railway station.
Materials: Packing Strap
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

Wire on Packing Strap Hook

Bent scrap wire attached to packing strap stabilizer for drainpipe forms a simple hook.

Materials: Packing Strap, Wire
Location: Tachikawa, 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]