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Japanese Urban Space
Chapter III: Methods of Spatial Composition

1963. As the ground of Tokyo was being dug up and built over in preparation for the Olympics, a group of students and young scholars – Toshi-dezain kenkyutai – were delving into what this upgrading operation might be erasing: typologies of urban space indigenous to Japan.
Written by Toshi-dezain kenkyutai [Research Group for Urban Design], translated by Alfred Birnbaum