All the dumb things

A cautionary tale in development

Japanese housing design, preconception versus reality. Kyoto, Japan

Posted by razzbuffnik on May 11, 2007

Japan is often portrayed as a rich country that is obsessed with design.  Some people would even have us believe that many Japanese live in beautifully designed houses set in Zen gardens. 

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 Sure there is the very small minority who can afford to do so, but for vast majority in Japan, economic expediency causes them to live in very different surrounds.

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