Posts tagged “Tokyo

Final Presentation: Class Excerpts

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Bijan Haghnegahdar, Manuel Oh, Mike Piscitello

Jeffrey Kuruvilla, Douglas Leung, Mike Nesbit

Jason Tucker, Carmelia Chiang, Brian Pace (Page_1)


Flyers for Tokyo Final!

Flyer designs by Carmelia Chiang

Link to maps of SCI-Arc Tokyo Final Review location:
Building 10:

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Site Research and Site Model Planning

Five scales of early city and site modeling and mapping.

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To (City)

To (City)

Ku (Ward)

Chome (District)

Ban (Block) View B

Ban (Block) View A

Go (Building)

Yunitto (Unit)

Yunitto (Unit)

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Film Excerpts

Wenders, Vin. Tokyo ‘Ga.’ 1985.

Oshii, Mamoru. Tokyo Scanner. 2003. (Part 1)
Oshii, Mamoru. Tokyo Scanner. 2003. (Part 2)

Iwai, Shunji. Swallowtail Butterfly (Yentown). 1996.

Oshii, Mamoru. Ghost in the Shell. 1995

Otomo, Katsuhiro. Akira. 1988.

Ozu, Yasujiro. Tokyo Story.1953.

Coppola, Sophia. Lost in Translation. 2003.

Anno, Hideaki. Neon Genesis Evangelion. 1995.
Neo Tokyo

Tarkovsky, Andrei. Solaris. 1972.
Shuto expressway

Kurosawa, Akira. Rashomon. 1950.
camera work, contrast

Resnais, Alain. L’Année dernière à Marienbad. 1961.
traveling camera

Reed, Carol. The Third Man. 1949.

Wells, Orson. Touch of Evil. 1958.

Pixar. Tokyo Mater. 2009.

Studio 4C. Honey Tokyo.

Takahashi, Nobuo. Musashino Plateau. 2007?.
computer generated landscape

Takeuchi, Yasuto (Dokugyunyu). Taking pictures in a park all day long.

Ichikawa, Kon. Tokyo Olympiad. 1965.
Japan’s high-growth period

Olympus. The PEN Story. 2009.

Riefenstahl, Leni. Olympia. 1938.
neo classic figure, camera work

Japan Studio (Fall 2010) – Background

The Vertical, the Dense; Trajectories for Tokyo in the 21st century

In many ways, Tokyo was the prototype city for the rapid growth, high-density and infrastructure-heavy urbanism that has now spread around the world. With the utter catastrophe of World War II, Tokyo had to be re-built and re-thought and a scale and speed that has only recently been surpassed in places such as China and Dubai. The scale of Japan’s (and America’s) investment in a way of life and the infrastructure to support it is still unrivaled. Now in the 21st century, Tokyo is being re-built and re-thought again. With massive new investments in infrastructure and a new government desperate to dig out of the current economic malaise Tokyo is trying to learn from its rich, varied past and emerge again; re-affirming its position as one of the pre-eminent economic and cultural cities in the world.