Tokyo Public Space Networks at the Intersection of the Commercial and the Domestic Realms (Part II) Study on Urban Content Space

Jorge Almazán Caballero, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

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The domestic qualities that Tokyo offers to accommodate urban nomadism are found not only at the interior scale of the dividual space studied in Part I, but also in urban exterior spaces. This paper examines the functional features of these exterior spaces, created by the aggregation of ‘zakkyo buildings’. Both cases, interior and exterior are classified as ’content space’ due to their commonalities. ‘Content space’ is presented as a valid design paradigm that, however, must be considered within its specific socio-cultural context, examined in this paper using the theory of liminality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1



  • Content space
  • Dividual space
  • Liminality
  • Zakkyo building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Cultural Studies
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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