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Construction Noise

Construction noise is always a problem if you live close by to a big hole in the ground that is slowly having pieces of steel welded together to form a building. There is always a lot of construction happening in Tokyo and on larger…

Mansion Renovations

Condominium buildings in Japan are called Mansions. In some countries you might think a mansion would be set in a beautiful countryside estate with a huge building in the grounds. In Japan, a typical mansion will be a 10 story concrete…

Construction sites

Nearby to where I live there is a lot of construction work going on at the moment with new buildings being developed. Some are small, others are much bigger. It is interesting to see the small spaces that quite unique architectural…

Building Design in Tokyo

This building always makes me think when I go past it. How did the architect convince the building owner this would be a good idea? How did they present this to the city planning organization? How did they get approval? How did they not…