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

Streetside Rubbish Net Storage

Streetside storage for net used on rubbish day.

Streetside Rubbish Net Storage
Streetside Rubbish Net Storage
Streetside Rubbish Net Storage
Streetside Rubbish Net Storage

Materials: Shopping Basket, Plastic Twine, S-Hook
Location: Akabanebashi, Tokyo

Clothes Hanger Garden

Using hooks and modified clothes hangers, this suburban car port has been transformed into a hanging garden.
(Note: This garden is also multifunctional, with the upturned ends of the clothes hangers used to dry shoes and store slippers – see here)

Clothes Hanger Garden
Clothes Hanger Garden
Clothes Hanger Garden

Materials: Clothes Hangers, Hooks
Location: Akishima, Tokyo

(Originally posted on Tokyo-DIY-Gardening)

S-Hooks are Tokyo’s Super Glue

Thanks to my Tokyo-DIY-Gardening collaborator/co-instigator Jared Braiterman for this lovely short post on the super-glue that holds together much of Tokyo’s DIY green.
“I love how someone has intervened in the landscape, and done so in a way that is completely removable and dependent on what already exists.”

Materials: S-hook

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]