Japan, speculations, observations, and mostly wonders – part 6.
1. Even in intensive environment such as Tokyo you can find down to earth neighbourhoods. We found one next to Ueno Park, far from the city center. Similarly to Kyoto, the density is very high (and makes me cherish every airway I’m able to plan and design). The homes we saw were old and standard (where is Sou Fujimoto when you need him?)
But then we arrived at this building. We walked all around it, measuring, thinking, counting – 8 doors, 8 small windows at the front (that stood almost at 0cm from the street), 8 larger windows at the back (150cm from the neighbouring house), 0 windows to the sides (with 50-60cm to the neighbouring homes), 8 electrometers, 8 air conditioners . 11 meters length, 6 meters depth. Windows in the back begin on the ground floor, while at the front they begin on the first floor.
God has answers. How does the inner division work? What does the internal design look like? Where is the staircase?
2. Full Disclosure: I was sceptical about uploading these pictures, as their unaesthetic appearance made it hard for me.
Lets say I took them as “anthropologic architecture”.
And when i wrote about Japanese “not liking unaesthetic things”, I though I might be a bit Japanese.