Pet Architecture Guide Book Vol 2 Paperback – August 31, Atelier Bow-Wow - Graphic Anatomy 2 (English and Japanese Edition) This is a book about special structures in Tokyo, known as "pet architecture.". 'Pet Architecture' is a term for the buildings that have been squeezed into left over urban spaces. Most of all, it is the extraordinary miniature size of these shacks, store rooms, sushi bars and bike shops which makes this project so fresh. Living Spheres' each ‘pet’ is. Pet Architecture Guide Book book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Pet architecture is a term for the buildings that have b.

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Uploaded by: CHRISTEN Pet Architecture Guide Book Vol 2 () by Atelier Bow-Wow and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books. In the Pet Architecture Guidebook, Bow Wow focuses on buildings that are ' construction[s] of customisation' (AA School of Architecture );. A page taken from 'Pet Architecture Guide Book' by Atelier Bow-Wow. Examples of existing Pet Architecture in Tokyo, Japan. Atelier Bow-Wow.

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As building projects ground to a halt across Tokyo, Atelier Bow Wow had to approach architecture differently. Rather than wait-out the crisis, they embarked on an investigative project to observe and document the various typologies of the city, and published what they discovered in several books.

Made in Tokyo Made in Tokyo is a compendium that breaks Tokyo's architecture into orders, with a hobbyist's attention to detail. Tsukamoto is particularly drawn to the hybrid buildings that can be found throughout Tokyo, a city that has surprisingly few high rises.

The more eccentric include a taxi office and parking space with a driving range on the roof, a roller coaster on top of a department store and a shop that doubles as a Shinto shrine. Hybridism has long fascinated the practice. You develop something from the environment and from your original plan so your buildings are transformed into hybrids. Micro buildings are squeezed into gaps between larger buildings, or on miniscule plots. These strange curiosities are at once ridiculous and highly functional.

This is the forgotten architecture of Japan — an extreme design realisation of the pragmatic philosophy that underpins popular Japanese design. Through their design detective work, Tsukamoto discovered buildings throughout the Tokyo metropolitan area from Shinjuku to Ota, where space was tailored by their occupants. There is even a term for it, 'da-me' or 'no good', an ironic classification for an unglamorous, anonymous design path that is far from the cool, steely sobriety of Japan's contemporary star architecture.

Atelier Bow-Wow's investigations into how architecture can be handled in an urban setting was crucial in the evolution of their thinking that has culminated in their striking pocket architecture.

These buildings designed for a hyper-condensed urban environment have their roots in Japan's extraordinary success at developing functional product design. It might not be surprising that Tsukamoto and Kaijima work in a tiny studio with only two windows. In many respects, Atelier Bow Wow is the ultimate realist who has forsaken the clean, but often soulless, design ethic of Japan's star architects.

The practice's architecture engages with what Tsukamoto calls 'lively space'.

Atelier Bow-Wow – Japanese Pet Architecture

But if we see the buildings themselves, the types are limited under their varied appearance. The discipline of the Tokyo landscape is the random juxtaposition of these different types and each streetscape is the result of the proportional appearance of these types.

Our interest is to produce a new generation type on redefining local specific architectural language.

We think this is the way to intervene in the urban landscape. We did some typological research on Kanazawa, an old castle city. Kanazawa has not been bombed, was not destroyed by any earthquake during the 20th century, so it still has its old urban structure.

One street was focused on in this research, the one designated for merchants.

The zone along this street, painted in pink on this map, is for the merchant area, the yellow for samurai, the purple for temples and shrines. Several environmental pressures can be observed by following the transformation of type. Fire proofing standards, anti-seismic structure standards with higher FAR for commercial zones make it difficult to keep the two-storey, wooden original type. The need for parking spaces had a huge impact on the treatment of street frontage. If the original type is the first generation, then second, third and fourth generations could be defined by the degree of transformation.

The second generation is characterised by its adaptation to the new environmental pressure on keeping the wooden structure. But it still is a town house if you see it in the sequence of transformation. We examined every building over buildings along the street and mapped them with different colours.

This map shows the proportional appearance of different types on each street. One part is mostly occupied by the first generation, and another is occupied by the second, or mixed. It is not something we see directly with our eyes, but it is something constructed in our mind by walking along this street. We can now propose the fifth generation of town house in this context of typological transformation.

In Kanazawa, the trajectory of transformation is clear because we still see the original type in the city, but in Tokyo it is more difficult.

But we need to discuss this kind of framework for architectural creation. So this is the process with which you can think you can define city structure?

New, different propositions by architects without this kind of framework can easily fall into poor newness. It is not interesting for us.

New propositions should be delightful and meaningful, and activate the potential of existing local architectural resources. Can you apply this sort of architectural linguistics to the void metabolism of the suburban tissue?

We work independently and individually, but somehow we are trying to achieve something similar. I think it is good because architects need to say something about the city, about the urban landscape collectively.

Building volumes are examined through their impact on the quality of void space, and void spaces are also examined from their impact on the quality of space inside the volumes. Any physical characteristic such as narrow or dark, high and bright, long and short, are well integrated in the spatial organisation and given its own value. No space is abused. One person found this helpful. Beautiful drawings, bound well, truly is a very nice book. If you know Bow-Wow then you know what you're getting.

This is a book about special structures in Tokyo, known as "pet architecture.

What results are mini-architectures, which Atelier Bow-wow attempts to give a kind of logic through a case study analysis that ranges from an add-on garage to homeless shelters. For anybody who appreciates the amazing constraints that become moments of extreme creativity, this is a great book.

It has everything: Since the "pets" are listed serially, one can pick up the book, open it to any page, and begin there. This book is really helpful; it contains many projects of Atelier Bow-Wow and their typologies of the urban scape around different cities in Japan. Even if you don't know how to read Japanese text, there is some English translation.

The book does begin "backwards," but you can open any page within the book and see images that speak for the pair's creative problem-solving, which is neatly constructed into a livable and highly functional sliver of space. See all 5 reviews. What other items do customers download after viewing this item?

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site Music Stream millions of songs.More Details It was designed for a couple with a young child who moved back from the city. The smallest public space might be a public space for just one person.

If the framework of the project is not good, we just waste our energy and the result is not efficient. The same kind of micro public space was done for White Limousine Yatai in the Tsumari Triennale. Tsukamoto is particularly drawn to the hybrid buildings that can be found throughout Tokyo, a city that has surprisingly few high rises. In both Made in Tokyo and Pet Architecture, you looked at the complex fabric of the city as producing these very unique lots of land through accidental or overlooked spaces.