Around Edgy / Japan

Around Edgy / Japan

design with an environment match

by Hiroki Yanagisawa on October 11, 2009 6:32 PM

A shutter or gate. Its purpose is to BLOCK people's entry. Because its purpose, its design tends to be cold/monotonous.
シャッター、ゲート。これらの存在意義は人々の侵入を「防ぐ」こと。そのような用途であることから、デザインは冷たく、単調な場合が多い。

But just because you want to protect your own property, you can't put a huge-thick-scary looking-shutter in the middle of a posh residential district, because it just won't match with the surrounding environment.
とはいえ自分の住居を守るため、巨大で分厚く、また通行人を威嚇させるデザインのシャッターを閑静な住宅街に備え付けるのもいかがなものか。周りの環境を考えるとどう考えてもミスマッチであろう。

Now, what do you do? Here is the answer?
さて、どうしよう? こちらが答え。
A leaf-shaped shutter.
葉をモチーフとしたパターンのシャッター。

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Right next to this structure -- same old rigid gate. (Australian Embassy)
この建物の隣には威嚇気味のゲートが。(オーストラリア大使館)

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AT: Mita Public Conference Center / 三田共用会議所(Mita 2-1-8 Minato-ku Tokyo) (A conference center, owned by the government of Japan. G7 Summit was held in here in 2008.)

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