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Ryan Myers

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The Spirit of Ukiyo 


Constant innovation, constant states of exception and stating anew, the increasing immateriality and abstraction of forms of production and consumption have effectively rendered any prescriptive spatial organisation obstructive in the drive towards aspiration of infinite economic growth. As is the case in Japan, the primary concern for economic growth is perhaps the reproduction and stimulation of its workers, consumers, and socio-economic landscape. Where that the primary productive space becomes in fact the reproductive space, the home.

This project explores the role of innovation and technology, how these manifest as architectural typologies, and their influence on the family structure within the context of the Japanese socio-economic landscape. It is a critique of contemporary work culture and design, which continues to treat working environments as warehouses and factories. The project reflects upon the existing, speculative, and newly proposed technological research parks in response to the unprecedented social and economic change occurring in Japan. The outcome of this research aims to define an urban design strategy as a unique response to the advancement of technology and immaterial labour, the evolving family structure and diminishing spirit of the city.


Tokyo, Japan



Ryan Myers

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