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

Saftey Reflector at Intersection

At an Aoyama Dori intersection in Shibuya this reflector appears to act as a (not very effective from the amount of bashing it has taken) indicator of where the pedestrian saftey railing begins.
Saftey Reflector at Intersection
Saftey Reflector at Intersection
Saftey Reflector at Intersection

Materials: Reflector
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo

Mystery Reflector

Spotted on a Shibuya street – a reflector glued to a triangular piece of foam placed high above the pavement…..anyone have an idea as to its function? There is a bar above, and a small staff entrance door further along the wall, so it could be acting as signage for late night deliveries/pickups…….
Storage Closet as Break Room
Storage Closet as Break Room
Storage Closet as Break Room
Storage Closet as Break Room

Materials: Foam, Reflector
Location: Shibuya

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]