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

Tree Supported Washing Line

Trees support a bamboo pole based washing line construction in Tokyo’s Tachikawa suburbs. I love the way the structure blends in with the surroundings – its temporary form touching lightly on the landscape.

A flexible, elegant and economical solution to a very domestic need.

Tree Supported Washing Line
Tree Supported Washing Line
Tree Supported Washing Line
Tree Supported Washing Line
Tree Supported Washing Line
Tree Supported Washing Line

Materials: Bamboo, Twine
Location: Tachikawa, Tokyo

Real Estate Signage in Twine

Real estate sign affixed to fence with twine.
Real Estate Signage in Twine
Real Estate Signage in Twine

Materials: Twine
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo

Fence Collage

Boundary fence constructed from a collage of sticks, poles, twine and bamboo.
Materials: Sticks, Poles, Twine, Bamboo
Location: Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Potplant Holder in Packing Twine and Hooks

Plastic packing twine and hooks support a garden of pot plants.
Materials: Packing tape, Hooks
Location: Harajuku, 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]