Against the onslaught: Florian Busch on Tokyo’s architectural ecosystem
Against the onslaught:
Florian Busch on Tokyo’s architectural ecosystem
Excerpts from the article:
Although not always fully exploited, Busch notes that the acceptance of impermanence is quintessentially Japanese, and the effect on Tokyo as a whole is awe inspiring:
“Tokyo’s intensity and speed are that of a constantly changing organism. Pair that with the pragmatic lack of nostalgia, and you have the perfect driver’s licence for an incredibly rapid evolution.”
Compared to the slow-moving cities of the West, where “permanence is ingrained in the culture of architecture”, Tokyo offers both “challenge and opportunity - design can adapt at a much quicker rate than elsewhere,” says Busch.
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