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Pet Architecture Guide Book Paperback – 31 Aug 2002

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: World Photo Press (31 Aug. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4846523276
  • ISBN-13: 978-4846523275
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 18 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 664,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95e4cf24) out of 5 stars small pleasures 18 Sept. 2005
By Angel M. Steger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a book about special structures in Tokyo, known as "pet architecture." They are built in marginal or neglected spaces, such as small traffic islands, awkward triangular strips, or blocks that got chopped up as the city modernized and widened the roads for vehicular traffic. What results are mini-architectures, which Atelier Bow-wow attempts to give a kind of logic through a case study analysis that ranges from an add-on garage to homeless shelters.

For anybody who appreciates the amazing constraints that become moments of extreme creativity, this is a great book. It has everything: nice clear organization, good photographs, and eloquent descriptions that note idiosyncrasies and aesthetic choices. Since the "pets" are listed serially, one can pick up the book, open it to any page, and begin there.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95e4cf78) out of 5 stars Great work and beautiful drawings 12 Jun. 2013
By Mathias Østergaard - Published on Amazon.com
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The idea behind this work, to bring together the adaptations to awkward sites in Tokyo, celebrates the ingenuity and purpose of the "ugly" and the "strange". By analyzing the way people adapt to cramped conditions in a dense city, "Pet Architecture" tries to give a voice to what is most often ignored or looked down on, by telling the story of these buildings that have utilized the SLOAP rather than the prime real-estate. Get it if you love great drawings, optimisation or appreciate human ingenuity!
HASH(0x96334a50) out of 5 stars Great book 8 July 2013
By Hermann - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful drawings, bound well, truly is a very nice book. If you know Bow-Wow then you know what you're getting.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x963d19c0) out of 5 stars Great pet resource 29 Nov. 2010
By reevue - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is really helpful; it contains many projects of Atelier Bow-Wow and their typologies of the urban scape around different cities in Japan.

Even if you don't know how to read Japanese text, there is some English translation. The book does begin "backwards," but you can open any page within the book and see images that speak for the pair's creative problem-solving, which is neatly constructed into a livable and highly functional sliver of space.
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a7a3abc) out of 5 stars thought it would be better 6 Feb. 2010
By Mario Guidoux - Published on Amazon.com
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i think i misunderstood the subject of the book. o thought it was about works of architects in japan working with small plots.
the book shows 'buildings' such as flower booths and the like.
the graphic design is remarkable though.
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