事務所に新しいテーブルがきになりました、 a new table for the office, un nuovo tavolo per l’ufficio


Saturday as soon as I got to the Office, I was happy to help to

carry up to the Office a new table. A one piece leg was heavy and

we figured out ho to move it upstairs.

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Eventually we did reach the Office, and placed in the boss space, to allow him to receive clients in a proper way.

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Shigeru Ban , Nicholas G.Hayek Center, Ginza, swatch, omega and others


Hi, thinking back to House Vision I guess it’s another good starting point for our walk trough the beauties of Tokyo. I mean they pointed out well known architects and some younger ones.

Let’s start from Shigeru Ban coolest building in one of the hottest side of tokyo, Ginza for instance (it’s built in 2007 the address is 7-9-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

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You maybe don’t notice one particular thing from the pictures. As you walk in, you see three difference glass elevator in different part of the main Hall. The weird thing, is that each one go to different floors (isn’t something that attract tourist?). One goes down to the b1floor where Swatch store is located, another goes to the 1st floor, and another one to the 2nd floor. The “real” elevator instead is around the corner, and goes to the upper floors.

Here there ‘s a video

I shooted some picture from the Omega customer service floor, which was a very good place to relax and reading a neswpaper in english. As you can see, an exotic and friendly environment has been created by the green walls.Image

aboout this buildu can see more pictures here.

You can see also the shutter window, it was closed when I was there, but they looked as if they could have been open if only the weather would have allowed.

On the other side, that is an odd building from the poetic view underlined recently by the Architect himself, who is more willing to project things in different way as you can read here in this interesting interview.

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Here also the offical page ot the Omega site (I don’t get any money from them , it’s a way to see one elevator, lol)  by the way, their image of professionality, everybody wearing a white cloth as if they were all doctor, I would recommend.

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Ginza is a gorgeous spot of Tokyo, especially on Sundays since all vehicles are stopped until 5.00 pm, and you can see a crowd of people walking and enjoying the surfing on its luxury wideness, which on the other side is a unique event.

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House Vision number 7 – the last house – The Edited House


In the flyer it’s written:
” the work begins when you’ve reduced a typical apartment into its skeleton where its open spaces can be as if newborn”.
Everybody thinks they can personalize a living space. Our presentation aims to open everyone’s eyes to residential literacy by showing the concrete tools to make that happen.

My opinion is they were more than great in succeded in that. When I re-think of this house and that huge table at the entrance, I think they got the point, more over when they put the TV in front of the baths instead of the living room. Maybe it’s a tipical japanese thing, but since I don’t watch tv at all, that could be a good place to me.
Of course a couple would not love to dream in different beds…Here below the bookshop of the exhibition, which was exactly the tsutaya books, a japanese chain well endowed in architecture.

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videos House of Vision


Here it’s the entrance

As I wrote in the previous post, I added some videos about the Ehibition,

House of Week. Sound is low and merely interesting, you can skip it. It’s in italian.

this is House nr.2

This is the line for entering House nr.3

 

 

 

House Vision 2013 – last day – Tokyo – Odaiba


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I wasn’t the only one to shoot something today at the House Vision 2013. Alas I went there , it was Sunday and forecast was rain.

1800 yen, adult ticket…I was thinking, a bit over my actual range for such tickets. At the End, I changed my opinion, it was worth every yen and also it didn’t rain.

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Above you can see the entrance from inside. a woodedn made wall designed by Kengo Kuma. The flyer says Makoto Azuma for the green wall, they were only in house number 6. I wouldn’t call that barrage a green wall and you?

There were 7 houses in a very small Area. For the same kind of exhibition italians would probably used at least five times that surface.

Below you can see 3 picture of house number One by Toyo Ito, for Lixil, this new Consorterie of top brand industries unified in 2011.

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I have to think on this, House number 1, before going forward.

Here below some pictures of House number 5, by Shigeru Ban, for MUJI, this well known brand with high design packaging. You can see the veranda. Students who are meisuring the heights (I guess 2,30), and a nice looking architetta with her friend.

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I have some video also to upload whenever I got the chance I promise I will do. I recorded my impression as far as I was entering in the spaces for the first time, hopefully they’re funny at least. Also I would do more research on house number 3 (Local community, Area Principle) under the name of Riken Yamamoto, and two younger Hirokazu Suemitsu, Toshiharu Naka both born in 1976.

To summarize, I would say that the exibition was a well cut event. Nothing more than the state of the art, with some envisaged possibilities relevant to the approach of the customer more than the architectural one. Overall the client was the not unveiled target of the fair and thanks to the measured approach, I bet they have reached him.