Tokyo Public Space Networks at the Intersection of the Commercial and the Domestic Realms Study on Dividual Space

Jorge Almazan, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

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In the metropolis of Eastern Asia a new category of space is unfolding: dividual space. Consisting of commercial settings that are publicly used as private domestic environments, prices are comparatively low enough to turn these spaces into an integral part of public life. This paper takes the city of Tokyo as a study field to document the emergence of dividual space and to identify its main spatial characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-308
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Commercial space
  • Contents
  • Dividual space
  • Domestic space
  • Public space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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