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House-Building, Konakajima 2

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 25 February 2009 in Cityscape & Urban.

A sequel to this series...

This is what happened after the old apartments were destroyed.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

That's a great capture of a lovely structure.

25 Feb 2009 7:25am


standley from Carquefou, France

Great capture. This wooden structure is fascinating!

25 Feb 2009 7:29am

@standley: Thanks Richard!

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great textures! I didn't know that Japanese houses are wood frame buildings just like here!

25 Feb 2009 1:12pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Yes they are. I heard it's to do with earthquake resistance, but I honestly don't really know.

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

All looks very flimsy to someone brought up on brick and stone !

25 Feb 2009 1:17pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Flexibility is the key in Japanese housing I think... brick and stone would be worse in an earthquake!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

great lines! This is what is called "progress" lol

25 Feb 2009 2:58pm

@Cheryl: Cheers Cheryl!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is cool...I like the tones and and lines.

25 Feb 2009 3:45pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks bc!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Amazing how much wood is still used, its not all concrete and steel.

25 Feb 2009 11:26pm

@Richard_Irwin: That's right Richard, quite usual.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'm loving this series. I like seeing this going together.

26 Feb 2009 3:09am

@Steve Rice: Cheers Steve!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Interesting construction.

27 Feb 2009 8:15pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit!