Built form in Koshirakura, an Activity Centre and Speed Reading Urban Design in Yokohama

Tyrrell, John (2000) Built form in Koshirakura, an Activity Centre and Speed Reading Urban Design in Yokohama. In: AA Files 41, 1999, Japan, East and West..

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Abstract

The site was a small hill village in Kawanishi, a historic samurai hill village in west Japan. The project to site and build a protective shelter to endure severe snowfall housing young children waiting for the school bus. More than a bus shelter this became an activity centre. John’s contribution was substantial, including design site and construction decisions and ordering materials. The project included John filming interviews with the clients. John also appeared to win a ceremonial wrestling contest chosen to represent the Architectural Association, filmed by National Television. The project was written up in AA Files 41, Kawanishi Landscape Workshop 1996-99 by Shin Egashira. The bus shelter is in use and is serviced annually by Yasu Kawasaki.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: ISSN 0261-6823 ISBN 1-902902-15-7
Uncontrolled Keywords: Japan Architectural Design Urban Design Speed Reading Urban Design
Subjects: Design > Architecture
Glass and Ceramics > Ceramics
Design > Design History
Fine Art > Drawing
Design > Graphic Design
Design > Three Dimensional (3D) Design
Fine Art
Glass and Ceramics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts Design and Media
Creative and Cultural Practices Beacon > Art and Design Workstream
Depositing User: John Tyrrell
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2016 14:31
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 08:26
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6267

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