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Esondazione rallentata. Uno studio sullo spazio pubblico a San’ya, Tokyo

“Tokyo is now for many years the capital of the third Grand Tour. The first had as the center Rome […]; the second was located in the unlimited spaces of the United States where the center was New York […]. Today is the enormous japanese metropoly the destination of the new imaginary and knowledge itinerary grown by the global dimension […]. In Japan […] it seems that everything that is identified as the newest is born directly from the tradition, in
a sort of mystical cohabitation of every temporality”

In the recent years we have found ourselves in front of a new attention towards architecture and the japanese way of living. Mostly we have assisted in a growing interest for the city simbol of the nipponic continet, its capital, Tokyo. The exposition curated by Pippo Ciorra and Florence Ostende The Japanese House: Architettura e vita dal 1945 ad oggi (catalogue Marsilio, 2016), taken place at MAXXI between november 2016 and february 2017 and the new edition of the book Case in Giappone by Francesca Chiorino in 2017 have been some of the examples of this renovated interest for the traditional japanese culture of space and way of living. Moreover, the volume Tokyo-to. Architettura e città in 2004 by Livio Sacchi already offered an accurate description of the city of Tokyo and the recent book by Manuel Tardits Tokyo-Ritratto di una città brings a new attention towards the japanese capital, putting in evidence some of the characters and aspects till now left off in favoure of the more technologic and avanguard part
of the city.
Riding the wave of this refound interest for the city of Tokyo and more in general for Japan, the porpouse of this thesis is to conduct a study on the public space in the suburb area near the center of Tokyo. This way the intention is to concentrate on an aspect not so studied or, at least, always subordinated to an analysis of the way of living of the traditional house and rearly, if not at all, analyzed in the contemporary field.

Roberto Bonturi, Eleonora Forese, Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città Architettura per il Restauro e la Valorizzazione del Patrimonio, Politecnico di Torino, A.A. 2017/2018. Relatore: Cristina Bianchetti Politecnico di Torino, Correlatore: Kazue Akamatsu Kyoto Institute of Technology.

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