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

Ashtray in Plastic Bag

Tree and plastic bag form an easily disposed of ashtray in a local park.

Ashtray in Plastic Bag
Ashtray in Plastic Bag
Ashtray in Plastic Bag

Materials: Plastic Bag, Tree
Location: Akishima, 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

Protecting the Flowers in Plastic Bags

Plastic bags protect tropical plants from the bitter Nagoya winter.

Protecting the Flowers in Plastic Bags
Protecting the Flowers in Plastic Bags

Materials: Plastic Bags
Location: Nagoya, Aichi

Protecting the Buds from Frost/Birds

A coffee can and plastic bag protect buds from late frosts.
Materials: Coffee Can, Plastic Bag
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

Waterproofing a Broken Light

Broken light waterproofed with a plastic back and tape.
Materials: Tape, Plastic Bag
Location: Shibuya, 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]