All posts tagged “japan

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DANCHI DREAMS

Below is an interesting Kickstarter project by photographer and art director Cody Ellingham. I think many of you will appreciate it. It is a photobook of Japanese public housing apartments, which are known as Danchi. All of the photos were taken by Cory at night, hence… Read More

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MOMO TOKYO

Last summer, photographer Parker Woods spent two weeks walking over 100 miles in Tokyo with a peach-colored (”momo” in Japanese) backdrop and a metal c-stand. He used this accessory to “contextualize his first encounter with Japanese culture.” In some cases, it functions as you would expect:… Read More

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Peach skin

I am fascinated by the way the Japanese think about housing. It is very different than the way we think about housing here in North America. Below is a small house tour that reinforces that. If you can’t see it below, click here.

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Japan Unlayered

If you happen to find yourself in Vancouver between January 27th and February 28th, you may want to check out an exhibition being held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim called Japan Unlayered.  It is a celebration of Japanese architecture, design, and culture, curated by the… Read More

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Nest or cave?

I was recently introduced to the work and writing of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. One concept that he writes about that I really like is the idea of nest vs. cave. The way Fujimoto describes a cave is that it’s a naturally occurring and pre-existing… Read More