Tokyo | Map 1987

Tokyo | Map 1987
Tokyo | Map 1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This map from an official tourism company depicts Tokyo in a several larger centers.

To relate this back to Kengo Kuma’s desire to establish one omnipotent center with limitless stretch of subcenters, this map shows otherwise. The development of Tokyo has been quite sporadic and chaotic in order to match its pace with economical and social influx; therefore, a more organic system has been applied. This is where several different centers emerged, and the entropy of the city had been and has been decreasing ever since.

Bibliography:

JAPAN. KODANSHA COMPANY (1987) Tokyo: A Bilingual Atlas. Tokyo: Iris Co.

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