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Tyson/タイソン

今週は忙しかったので、建築本“Strike a Pose” 第三章のレヴューはお休み。そのかわり、昔々、安藤忠雄氏に初めてお会いした頃、建築を「生きるか死ぬか」という表現で話されていたことをふと思い出したので、今日から全米で公開されるマイク・タイソンのドキュメンタリーフィルムのムービートレイラーを御紹介。残念ながらここにあるものは、米国でしか見ることのできない設定になっているので、この映画に興味のある方は、映画のオフィシャルサイトを御覧あれ。

A long time ago, Tadao Ando once told me about a similarity between boxing and architecture. He was a young (I was like a kid still…) and extremely intense man with a threatening gaze. Basically Ando was trying to tell me that one needs to approach architecture like its do or die… heww, what a view on architecture.

I had no interest in martial arts of any kind around that time, but was intrigued by a nineteen year old kid named Mike Tyson that I saw on TV one day. I started to follow his every fight on TV. This documentary film which opens today shows many clips from that time as well as some people like Teddy Atlas, Mitch “Blood” Green I got to know later at the gym in Brooklyn.

Tyson was AWESOME. So was Ando… but I am having a hard time finding any commonality between boxing and architecture.

Max’s Room

An adaptation of my favorite book as a child. I was simply fascinated with the idea that Max’s room could turn into a vast forest on the shore of a sea. It still will be my dream room.

Rent

A few people asked us about the rents of these “Bikers’ Apartments” in Tokyo.

The rent of an apartment unit where you can keep a motorcycle inside ranges from $800 to $1700 a month. The more you pay the fancier and more convenient it gets.

Currently these units are available:

One apartment (448 SF) is available at NE Apartment for about $1,660 a month.

Another one (349 SF) is available at Apartment in Shimokitazawa for about $1,375 a month.

And a few units are still available at Creer Ukimafunado for about $1,300 a month and up.

Wednesday Follow-ups

Here are some followups on our previous posts:

DesignTide Tokyo 2008 & Tokyo Design Week 2008 (10/30/08)
Our pics from DesignTide Tokyo 2008 is here. (it was too crowded…)

Δ , 2006 (10/28/08) »
You can see how the house is lived in here. (unfortunately, the images are small and low rez.)

Hyperbolic Paraboloids (10/20/08) »
You can see an image of the house with a car parked next to it at Judit Bellostes.

Dancing trees, Singing birds (10/04/08) »
I guess it’s time to take the myth away from this highly unique (and very popular) architecture. Here is the website of the developer of FLEG Bird Park a.k.a. “Dancing trees, Singing birds.”