December 15, 2005

Snapshots of Tokyo

First evening in Tokyo - looking out across the city from the Hayat roof top bar

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Night.light TODS

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Inside touchy-feely PRADA

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Capsule living

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Liquid sky

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Crossing the road just became interesting

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Breakfast at the fish market

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Ramen lunch

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Hands

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big hands. small heads.

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December 13, 2005

Natural Light

Nothing can beat good old day-light.

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Temple Gardens

Kyoto is no exception from the Japanese culture of tidyness and cleanliness. These workers are fast and very efficient.

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MACIEJ OVERWHELMED BY CHOICE

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Golden Pavilion

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Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. Apparently was burned down 20 years ago and completely rebuilt.

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looking in

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restaurant in kyoto

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December 12, 2005

vinoly

tokyo international forum by raffie vinoly. a snip at US$1,500,000,000. and certainly v cool.

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December 11, 2005

Yokohama workshop

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Monia, Sandra, Miho and Natasha slept in this tent. Motion sensors triggering the light inside the tent meant you had to sleep very VERY still.

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Another set of 'beds' in the accommodation exhibition in the Yokohama Triennale

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December 10, 2005

port terminal

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Yokohama Port Terminal by FOA

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bow wow

from atelier bow wow. i really liked this building: set into the park; grass on roof; wavy form; cones made of tubular steel for services and structure.

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Adv Str.

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Japan Trip LIGHT

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Light in Yokohama

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December 09, 2005

MAciej

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December 08, 2005

BRIGHT LIGHTS + BIG SIGNS

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hitoshi abe

beautiful stadium from atelier hitoshi abe in sendai. we were shown around by two very kind and helpful young architects. the office was impressive also. they were working on a huge model of a resort. uber cool.

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tube train

just who is the dude with the newspaper

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Inter 3 and Toyo Ito

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In front Toyo Ito's office

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December 07, 2005

Cramped living

A neat solution; these car storage units go up and down - allowing for multiple cars to be stored in a tight space.

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Darkness

There are areas of darkness in the City;

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Renzo Piano

A building of glass, and very swanky.

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ito + eisenman

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the new Toyo Ito building opened on the 10th of December

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Eisenman in Tokyo. Koizumi Lighting Headquarters. The unit had mixed reviews. Overall - the vote would be been more on Eisenman's side if the building would have been grayscale... I think the pink frightened them.

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Stuck

Patrick got stuck in the Herzog + DeMeuron Changing rooms in the Prada store on Omotesando. took 30 minutes to finally get out. though he might have to overnight there as the staff were reluctant to break the glass to extricate him.

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December 06, 2005

Train

Coloured lights are everywhere - they certainly haven't been captured.

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Clear distinction

Weird how tidy Tokyo is, yet you find these spots where, well, it stinks

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December 04, 2005

tod's by ito

on omotesando. outstanding skin. But just a box. Too overwhelmed by ennui to inspect interior which was univerally considered bit of a let-down. but still v v cool. much better than the mikimoto building.


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First Night in Tokyo

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