Small Spaces + Big Imagination = Life in the Modern City

June 12, 2006
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Innovators Series
Panel Discussion
Monday, June 12
6:30 pm
The physical and historical forces that shape a city also shape the way its inhabitants live.  Tokyo has many small houses as well as “Pet Architecture”–tiny buildings found in narrow streets and strange intersections between buildings, streets and highways that are results of the contrasts and contradictions of post war Japan’s urban development. In Kyoto, there are machiya , Japanese row houses constructed in the Edo period, which many people are now trying to preserve.  Kyoto also offers many other slices of public urban spaces that give a glimpse of its history and Japan’s ingenious use of limited space.

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
, architect, Atelier Bow-Wow, Assistant Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology and author of the books Pet Architecture and Bow-Wow from Post Bubble City.

Limbon, Professor of Urban Planning, Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, will discuss how space is utilized and maximized in Japan. 

Clifford Pearson
, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record

Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $10; Japan Society and Architectural League of New York members & seniors $8; students $5.  ALNY members must call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258 to purchase tickets. 

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  • Monday, June 12, 2006
  • 6:30 pm