Super Potato Design: The Complete Works of Takashi Sugimoto: Japan's Leading Interior Designer

Super Potato Design is the 1st full-length e-book to give the paintings and conceptual rules of the the world over popular jap layout company great Potato, based by way of Takashi Sugimoto.

Super Potato's robust designs for the interiors of eating places, retailers and motels, in addition to Takashi Sugimoto's designs for tea rite areas and utensils, are richly advanced compositions of fabrics which create basic, robust areas.

Using conventional jap construction fabrics similar to bamboo, wooden, and stone, yet crating unique but undying areas, great Potato's designs stay away from particular stylistic characterizations and short-lived type. via discovering modern expression for very important recommendations found in conventional Japan and mixing fabrics in unforeseen how you can create intriguing areas, large Potato's paintings has had an important impression on inside layout in Japan and all through Asia.

Super Potato Design is generously illustrated with 320 full-color pictures through the revered jap photographer Yoshio Shiratori, who has recorded great Potatos initiatives because the firm's belief in 1973. Architect and Japan student Mira Locher introduces the tips and affects of Takashi Sugimoto, the founder and precept dressmaker of large Potato, and offers a radical rationalization of every venture. Architectural drawings extra describe the initiatives. A ahead by means of Tadao Anso, interviews among Takashi Sugimoto and architect Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama, and likewise image clothier Kenya Hara, discover the tips proper to jap designers this present day. a listing of the whole Works of great Potato rounds off the ebook.

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The layout thought for the 8th floor was once to precise the mix of small conventional izakaya ingesting institutions with the robust presence of the massive foreign inns and Tokyo urban corridor present in West Shinjuku. Takashi Sugimoto conceived of the general public areas as a backyard course, with the eating places as areas to prevent alongside the course. He desired to use water within the layout, however the development, scheduled to be rebuilt ten years later, was once now not designed to deal with the additional weight. as an alternative, Sugimoto used mirrors and light-weight to create the experience of water. the trail winds among partitions of stone, brick, and glass, subtly lit with paper lanterns and small flickering candle-like electrical lighting fixtures set into niches within the partitions. Blocks of stone, left tough and exhibiting the marks of the quarrying method, are interspersed during the house. The blocks distinction with the planes of the partitions and the fragility of the paper lanterns and supply a component of shock and discovery, just like the unexpected view of an attractive stone alongside the backyard direction. correct ..................................................... shrewdpermanent compositions of daily fabrics, like this rubber tubing, tightly coiled, stacked, and painted an excellent grey, supply a visible shock through the 7th ground. under ..................................................... The 7th ground universal house (upper plan) is designed as a continual loop, while the 8th ground (lower plan) is conceived as a winding backyard course. UP UP UP UP UP UP UP UP DOWN UP UP UP DOWN UP UP UP DOWN ninety four tremendous Potato layout LEFT ..................................................... gleaming lighting fixtures and heavy blocks of granite punctuate the distance of the eighth-floor course and supplement the horizontal layers of the plaster partitions. sequence tasks ninety seven RIGHT ........................................... outdated computing device components – gauges, ducts, casings, and pipes – all painted metal grey, create an unforeseen threedimensional composition that emits “information” approximately their prior use. ninety eight great Potato layout 100 tremendous Potato layout ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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