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

3 different ways of covering/protecting basins via @janlindenberg

From the inspiring and learned Jan Lindenberg comes 3 different ways of covering/protecting basins – with netting, a plastic grill, and an elastic net (usually used to prevent the shopping falling out of the bicycle basket). We are not exactly why these containers are being protected, and what function the seemingly flimsy nets play – any ideas?

Materials: Netting, Plastic Grill, Elastic Net
Location: Yanaka, Tokyo

Pot Plant Shelf in Rods and String

Pot plant shelf constructed on the exterior of block wall with plastic rods. Pots secured with string and plastic grill.
Materials: Plastic Stake, String, Plastic Grill
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

Fence in Wire and Plastic Grill

Fence constructed from plastic grill affixed to concrete block reinforcing spikes and metal poles.
Materials: Wire, Plastic Grill
Location: Akishima, 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]