Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Handicaped Cars

Handicaped Cars by Beni Bischof.

Carmelit: Uphill Train

the carmelit is an uphill subway system in haifa, israel that opened in 1959. the system has 6 stations
along its 1.8 km track that climbs mt. carmel. the stations look very much like a regular subway but
are slopped on an angle with stairs to make moving up and down easier. the system transports around
2,000 people along the track each day and is among the most unusual subway stations in the world.

House in Ishizuchi

Who: Kazuyuki Okumura
What: Single family residence
Where: Saijyo City, Ehime Prefecture
When: September 2009
How: Two-story steel frame and reinforced concrete construction
Site Area: 8,077 square feet
Construction Area: 2,378 square feet
Total Floor Area: 2,080 square feet

barnacle in tokyo

This new building called ‘fujitsubo’ (barnacle) is in Tokyo’s trendy Omotesando neighborhood. It’s right behind the famous Omotesando Hills designed by Tadao Ando. Just in case you want to check it out during your next visit to Tokyo — the address is 4-13-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.