The $41 Billion Plan for Tokyo

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This is a video on multiple plans to build cities on Tokyo's bay.
This includes Kenzo Tange's famous 1960 plan.
This video would not have been possible without:
Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist's book: Project Japan Metabolism talks.
Kenzo Tange Image CC 3.0
Davinci Resolve.
Images via Getty.

@romulushoog 2 aylar önce
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@a.m.653 2 aylar önce
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@romulushoog 2 aylar önce
@Assassin3330 2 aylar önce
i wonder if the term meta post marketing apply here and YES
@Max-me9ol 2 aylar önce
destroying a mountain to have enough soil to fill up an entire freaking bay sounds like a city skylines project of mine that would go horribly wrong.
@Butter_Warrior99 2 aylar önce
RT would definitely do that.
@brickitect420 2 aylar önce
@@Butter_Warrior99 A man of culture I see~
@papierbak 2 aylar önce
The town where I live did this but in reverse. They dug 2 giant holes to have soil to build upon. After which they filled them with water and turned them into lakes.
@theviniso 2 aylar önce
@@papierbak That sounds cool, which city is it?
@akshatjain2775 2 aylar önce
This is essentially what Mumbai is.
@Croz89 2 aylar önce
I can picture a long line of architectural engineers, seismic engineers and geotechnical engineers, among others, just saying "no" to all of these plans.
@Heroasaurus 2 aylar önce
You say that as “The Line” is being built lol
@Croz89 2 aylar önce
@@Heroasaurus Yeah, but that's Saudi Arabia, what the crown prince wants the crown prince gets, one way or another.
@Just_A_Guy_Here. 2 aylar önce
Kinda interesting pattern I notice in a couple city related megaprojects is that they tend to be linear. We have the line project of Saudi Arabia, and some Tokyo bay city megaprojects. Denser cities, more people, more people more control, more control you get what you get.
@Heroasaurus 2 aylar önce
@@Just_A_Guy_Here. radial cities have their own unique problems. No city exists without context and purpose.
@magical11 2 aylar önce
@@Just_A_Guy_Here. Line's aren't any more dense than circles. It's a line because the entire city is built along a mega transport route. Which is itself a bad idea since the entire city grinds to a halt if the line goes offline. But the Sauds already have absolute power; they're not getting anymore from this new linear metropolis.
@More_Row 2 aylar önce
I don't think they actually ever intended to do this for real. City planners just need a project to work on sometimes.
@bmo3778 2 aylar önce
researching and finding a plan you're not supposed to do, thus avoiding possible danger in the future should also count as working, right?
@OkThisllbeMyName 2 aylar önce
Saudi Arabia would like to disagree
@Sir_Bucket 2 aylar önce
​@@OkThisllbeMyNameSaudi Arabia is delusional at best
@bpelectric 2 aylar önce
As a resident of Tokyo, having all of these plans explained without the associated disaster preparedness (specifically earthquake and tsunami) is utterly terrifying. A superstructure housing 10m people suspended over the bay in the most seismically active county in the world sounds like an absolutely untenable risk.
@AD4- Aylar önce
Yep, I was questioning the same thing.
@DBT1007 Aylar önce
And imagine the water and food stock. Japan today need to import many resources. Even just raw vegetables, they still importing veggies. Japan need more farmer and other food producers. And also stabilize their population. Not decrease, nor increase. This project, is hoping/expecting that japan population to rise and they want to move those population to city. Man.. Japan, you cant make your nation full of city😅. Nation need villagers too. Dont be like singapore or monaco. They're micronations. And they're highly dependant on nearby nations. For singapore, so dependant on malaysia and indonesia for example. Imagine if no indonesia & malaysia. Singapore gonna be so poor. Food cost can reach maybe... 10$ per meal without Indonesia & Malaysia. That means 50$ per day. 3 meal and some snacks and drinks in between. While food cost in Indonesia & Malaysia is just 0.5-1$ per meal. 3-5$ food cost per day. That's a huge gap there 😅.
@blackfades2grey Aylar önce
I live in Chiba and work in Tokyo. I’m very sure that if this thing gets ever built (which I highly doubt), it will adhere to the strict standards for disaster prevention that are in place for buildings and infrastructure.
@therealsharat Aylar önce
@@DBT1007 Well said, but remember Tokyo is intended to be a "Major City" due to its immense and dense population. The idea you are trying to convey has got nothing to do with this project particularly, as Japan has a lot of land allocated for farms, and they have lots of villages too. A city can never be self sufficient, there will always be a need for farms and villages, however just like the former, having a major city means having a booming economy. What is required to be self-sufficient is not not Tokyo or Kyoto or Osaka, it is "Japan"
@Dibudab 2 aylar önce
It's impressive that those ideas sprung up in country with one of the strictest anti narcotics laws
@seph9980 2 aylar önce
If you describe Tokyo metro as it is now to any dutch or european urban designers back in the early 1900s, they'd think you're either high on morphine or smoking crack.
@Idkmanihatethis 2 aylar önce
@tayar3797 2 aylar önce
such is the practice of the design our greatest urban feats
@Moonstone-Redux 2 aylar önce
This was the early post-war era. Surplus amphetamines were everywhere and the narcotics laws haven't fully caught up with this wave of drug use. It took a few high profile criminal incidents for the police to really crack down on these amphetamines.
@psiga 2 aylar önce
Because _OF COURSE_ the notions of Neo Tokyo featured in AKIRA were inspired by real ideas had by real Japanese eccentrics. Silly of me to even begin to think otherwise, really. Superlatively impressive video, as usual. Super glad to be a subscriber!
@Snapdragnn 2 aylar önce
@Eulinger8000 2 aylar önce
i almost slipped
@jon...5324 2 aylar önce
@@Snapdragnn you don't know what that word means? it means the most, the upper limit of something. it describes a word such as "most", "best", "biggest", "smallest", as opposed to weaker comparisons
@egregius9314 2 aylar önce
I was going to ask why noone pointed out the link to Patlabor, an anime around police in mechs protecting a city being built on the water near Tokyo.
@abdullahiabdirashid94 2 aylar önce
The animation and rendering take this storytelling to a whole new level. Keep it up
@li_tsz_fung 2 aylar önce
Except the surfshark ad, it's too out of the place
@FairlyEducational 2 aylar önce
What does he use to animate if you don't mind me asking?
@abdullahiabdirashid94 2 aylar önce
@@FairlyEducational blender
@209bornandbred 2 aylar önce
As a college student (I studied structural engineering) I went to an annual showcase for the college of architecture's senior projects and I got to see so many models that made the metabolists seem flat out rational with their designs. I vividly remember a skyscraper in the middle of the ocean that was supposed to be supported on a single tiny pile. When I asked the architecture student about the foundation design considering the submerged soil properties he gave me a blank look and said yeah it'll be fine. All the senior projects were pretty creative, as long as you ignore physics and cost.
@ryanpoirier2215 2 aylar önce
Crazy how backwards our builders have become. This is right up there with building the largest building in the world without a sewage system.
@useodyseeorbitchute9450 2 aylar önce
They are to create some grand vision, not care about some s... uhm... sewage ;)
@shinren_ 2 aylar önce
I like how that fake news continues to spread lol 😂 you know its fake right?
@sebastianh3129 2 aylar önce
The Burj Khalifa, standing at 828 meters tall, uses a vacuum waste system that minimizes the use of water and allows for efficient waste management. It has no sewage system because that would require a massive amount of water to operate.
@herman65 2 aylar önce
Have become? Megalomaniac ideas like this are nothing new.
@gehteuchnichtsan7911 2 aylar önce
​@@sebastianh3129 instead they just drive shitloads of trucks to it. Doesn't seem really efficient but they have enough fuel I think.
@BiboyHernandez 2 aylar önce
I love how with each passing year, the proposed plans for Tokyo Bay get crazier and crazier. They make the Babylon Project in Patlabor seem downright plausible in comparison.
@619AGT 2 aylar önce
It kinda makes you wonder if the idea of Neo-Tokyo form Akira will become a reality. Minus the possibility of WWIII of course.
@hiushiko7135 2 aylar önce
was just thinking of patlabor, they got their mechs almost working already too. Wouldn't be too far from reality now...
@lesussie2237 2 aylar önce
These architects were looking at these projects from a top-down view like the city elites, instead of imagining how it would be like inside like the people who actually lived in them
@Bonyari_Boy 2 aylar önce
Exactly. This type of urban design is affectionately known as ‘bird shit architecture’.
@MaddoScientisto-fb3kb Aylar önce
basically that's modernist (not "modern", that's another one) architecture, pretty scary stuff
@stavro-kun Aylar önce
@@MaddoScientisto-fb3kb argue-ably even modern ones were somewhat weird like le corbusier's master plans
@user-pk6fk5ns1s 21 gün önce
Honestly, I think you’re looking at it the wrong way. The architects know how people live, since housing exists to fit one’s present or future needs. It’s either the city planners’ and/or the politicians’ (most ljkely) fault. You also have to look at it under the Japanese cultural lens, where architects are just doing a politician’s whims (or their client’s) and can’t afford to lose face. TLDR; It’s always the politician’s fault.
@zekelor 22 gün önce
You should have mentioned that much of Tokyo was originally a swamp that Tokugawa Ieyasu filled in with cedar trees so that it could be expanded when he moved Japan's capital there. Tokyo has a history of large scale terraforming projects, so this only continues that tradition.
@csr7080 2 aylar önce
This whole idea of having commercial and residential zones separated strictly is such a City Skylines approach to planning...
@invinciblemode 2 aylar önce
Not to mention a terrible idea. Mixed used is always the best
@csr7080 2 aylar önce
@@invinciblemodeHaha yeah that was implied. It makes such a big difference, and I hate it so much when they build a new development somewhere and don't have any commercial use planned in at all. It just makes for one of those dead places that you don't really want to hang around in - even if the buildings themselves contain luxury flats.
@ScottysHaze Aylar önce
When people say City Skylines, are they referring to something like SimCity, but the good SimCities? Like SimCity 4?
@csr7080 Aylar önce
@@ScottysHaze I just meant Cities Skylines. But it's not really different for Simcity 4.
@ErnestoGonzalezNeira Aylar önce
Now Cities Skylines 2 includes mixed commercial-residential buildings.
@krisstopher8259 2 aylar önce
I like designing insane megaprojects as a hobby so once i designed a manhattan sized/shaped artificial peninsula in tokyo bay connected to the north i think with a central park just like on manhattan surrounded by massive skyscrapers. It could house easily 5 million people maybe even 10. I used satellite images and photoshop like i usually do (i use AI and sketches too). I designed my first artificial island back in Y2K when i was in high school. A 1km wide circular city with trains traveling around on top of the outer wall and with a lake and a central island in the middle and many many more things (even a ski slope lol). I wonder how expensive it would be to build it irl?
@notsheeple-ih6hl 2 aylar önce
Woah! You have social media I can follow?
@JordanWest 2 aylar önce
Fr would be so fascinating to see these and your process
@younlok1081 2 aylar önce
pictures or it never happend seriously , can you share with us
@tavi_knight Aylar önce
Share it with us please
@sleeplessstu 2 aylar önce
You can actually get a small glimpse of what such an endeavor would have looked like or felt just by crossing the bay on the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line which opened in 1997. The artificial island, known Umihotaru (海ほたる, Umi-hotaru, "sea firefly," is in the middle of the bay and serves as the transition between the bridge and an undersea tunnel which connects the two sides of the bay. It’s an interesting piece of architecture but it’s isolation in the middle of the sea gives it a rather soulless outlook especially in inclement weather.
@fdetonaded 2 aylar önce
Keep up the good Content Hoog, you never disappoint with the perfect balance between professionalism, quality and humor.
@benyseus6325 22 gün önce
As the common saying goes: an architect’s dream is a civil engineer’s nightmare.
@elblanco5 Aylar önce
The seminal animated movie "Akira" features a neo-Tokyo in the middle of the bay. It's mostly envisioned as a series of bridge connected islands forming an urban landscape similar to the rest of Tokyo.
@draqblaffle8191 2 aylar önce
As an engineer, I finally found something worse than an architecture. A cult of architectures.
@timofreee Aylar önce
Wow. Those animations are amazing, I was half listening and half admiring the work put into the graphics explaining everything
@koharumi6461 2 aylar önce
The coolest one for me is the shimazu megacity pyramid plan. A huge pyramid in tokyo bay, using trianglar prism supports, that interlock with each other, with various buildings running down the centre, all to form the giant pyramid.
@ika32 2 aylar önce
I'm always glad that these never actually come to exist most of the time, or if they do they aren't as insane as these ones so you wouldn't notice as much. It just looks kinda depressing, and also thinking about things like the islands in Dubai reminds you that it really would not have been a good idea, it would probably cause way to many problems with the budget, the environment, etc.
@DeanStephen 2 aylar önce
No gumption.
@chippysteve4524 21 gün önce
Err you've heard of the 100 mile long linear city which has already started,right? I guess that when u have that much money,you just keep firing people who say "no" until someone eventually says "yes"!
@duphasdan 2 gün önce
The design with the two airports looks better looking in my opinion. Even if building on such large amount of land is expensive, you can still just add onto the thing in stages and over time like adding pebbles over time to make a nice sidewalk. The parts need not be the same shape, but it can still grow over time. One needs only plan ahead and build the important parts first, like that big airport, as the first phase. It would probably be sort of like Venice in a way, only with perhaps less canals or canals in general between small islands.
@Oceansta 3 gün önce
The 3D in this video is amazing. Really well done 👍🏽
@corbinpearce7686 2 aylar önce
I'm imagining all the ecological surveys and impact reports that are going to have to accompany even a serious proposal for a project like this. The question is not going to be if the ecosystem is affected, or even to what extent, but rather do the costs outweigh the benefits. I think it would be interesting to see that play out.
@qrzone8167 26 gün önce
It's nice to see that even the Japanese have completely and utterly insane architects that are detached from reality. I really want whatever magic mushrooms they were taking to come up with these plans
@chippysteve4524 21 gün önce
If taking mushrooms led to buildings like that then nobody would want to take mushrooms!
@juliusaleksa7220 6 gün önce
Beautiful video, so well put together and informative, as always! Thanks for engaging quality content
@oys9420 2 aylar önce
As an urban development geek in Japan, I shame the project never came to fruition, but the study did play a role in the Tokyo Bay Aqualine.
@priceostia6292 13 gün önce
Famous American designer Syd Mead was also a guy who designed Tokyo bay megalopolis. The design was drawn in his Bandai collaborated book “Chronovecta”.
@harryhildebrandt8213 2 aylar önce
Even if these wild ideas never find any application in real life, they're doing the sci-fi writers of the world plenty of favors.
@manuelhecki 2 aylar önce
I love this epic style of documentary, the dark aesthetic and all of it. and then theres these weird "jokes" inbetween, that make everything feel so human
@samberg3864 2 aylar önce
The absurdly stark contrast between the actual content of the video and the ad read almost literally made me feel like I was hallucinating lmao
@__dane__ 22 gün önce
It's really interesting how none of them thought to just build into the bay from the edges and to build a elevated bridge (for trains primarily) high above the bay that would allow ships to pass under it.
@EM-yp1cf 17 gün önce
I came up with the idea of mass manufactured hexagons as a base on which to build on top of (my idea was land based - could be dirt level and you could stack them on top of each other with risers one or more levels high. Open tunnel areas to connect pipes, electric and data infrastructure. It would be flexible and large enough to accommodate future technologies.) Of course an architect thought of something like this decades ago!
@greg0r0vitch 2 aylar önce
I wonder if any of these plans considered environmental or sustainability concerns back in the day? That really should be just as important as any other deciding factor, especially now.
@fireaza 2 aylar önce
City Planner: "Why specifically to Chiba though?" Kanno (wearing a shirt that reads "I love Chiba"): "No particular reason."
@akob3349 2 aylar önce
B is next to N, maybe that is misspelling when typing, actually that would "I love China". on the internet, the name China is wellknown than Chiba.
@shakunimama936 2 aylar önce
Because he is an oregairu fan
@inzane456 Aylar önce
​@@akob3349...He's referring to Chiba prefecture.
@jizhang2407 2 aylar önce
Thanks for sharing another amazingly produced video. Would be great if you can explain your workflow on how the animation is created and edited.
@hammerr3 2 aylar önce
Tokyo is beautiful, and so clean and organized for such a huge city
@nickn1635 2 aylar önce
An actual existing example of high-rise apartments built on pillars identical to those in the models at 7:18 is located in Trieste, Italy. That structure is called "Quadrilatero di Rozzol Melara" designed by Carlo Celli, an astonishing example of brutalist architecture.
@mhas9110 2 aylar önce
Love your work. I wish you made a tutorial or a documentary about your work process and how you create your videos!
@barkingcatswow 2 aylar önce
Nicely done, Hoog! Keep making good, interesting videos.
@heidirabenau511 2 aylar önce
That sponsorship came out of nowhere.
@suddenbrickproductions Aylar önce
real tf does the ad think this videos audince is
@ScottysHaze Aylar önce
It really did.
@franko8572 Aylar önce
@chippysteve4524 21 gün önce
like a kick in the nuts!Gotta love that Asian sense of humour eh?
@marsaustralis6881 2 aylar önce
I feel the New Tokyo idea would be the most sound. Still gives the area some needed greenspace and flood management, while also allowing for expansion all around.
@remka2000 2 aylar önce
Neo Tokyo in Akira is directly inspired by these ideas 😅 They did end up using (mostly) trash to build Odaiba in the Tokyo Bay. But it’s waaaaay smaller.
@necipdemirbuga7024 2 aylar önce
There is also neo tokyo in smt games and evangelion
@clinton4161 2 aylar önce
Oh I like Odaiba. It's a fun place to visit. I had no idea it was built mostly from trash lol.
@99corncob 21 gün önce
I live in Tokyo and have visited Odaiba many times. It is a vast sterile cityscape, a sea of concrete and large towers. It is interesting to visit for short periods but I would definitely not want to live there. It is soulless, like much of Tokyo's brutalist architecture.
@romlyn99 Aylar önce
I think that the philosophy of creating something new out of destruction, is being done in Tokyo today. I lived in the center of Tokyo. One example - in Tokyo they had factories in Toyosu, the factories were destroyed and replaced by multi-story residential apartments, a huge shopping center "Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu", and large amounts of green areas. Another example are all of the high rise apartments in Tsukuda, Tsukishima and Kachidoki, where I lived for more than 10 years. When they destroy all of the 3 story homes in the area, they widen the roads, widen the footpath/sidewalk, add schools, daycare and parks. So this destruction to create something better for all is a philosophy I saw unfold before me in Tokyo. Even though there is no larger plan, they are constantly expanding into the Tokyo Bay. At the end of WWII, Tsukiji was ocean front. Now the Ocean front Is Reiwa Jima. So I think we will see continued, organic growth into the Tokyo Chiba bay area, where the use of the land will undergo change in use over time, changing from industrial use to high rise residential, wider roads, large parks, all connected by trains, buses and roads with automated cars.
@majeddaas 20 gün önce
The production of this video is top notch! better than any documentary made by large channels. Kudos!!!!
@pankajmotwani6482 6 gün önce
love watching such mega project explained with such a beautiful narration and impressive visuals'
@xSkyWeix 2 aylar önce
There were also plans to build Arcologies in the Tokyo Bay. Like Tokyo Piramid City. That would be cool! Alas projects like this are ridiculously expensive, impossible to predict. And The neeed for new space is constantly shrinking in Japan.
@SandburgNounouRs 2 aylar önce
To me, 60-70's is the dark period of urban planning (Le Corbusier leader of this decay). Hopefully this projects didn't all went through. Far from realities, unable to respond to anything else than immediate problems or political ideologies but at huge costs. Thanks there is a Neo Tokyo only in animes, and see, most of them are dystopic.
@thepedrothethethe6151 27 gün önce
@SandburgNounouRs Depends on the city, and architects. Some projects like "Unidad Vecinal Diego Portales", and "Villa Frei" were succesful
@julienlamberto9857 5 gün önce
Fascinating video! Please do more on Japan.
@Starman261A 13 gün önce
Tokyo engineers really need to do failsafe water pollution answers. Architecture can be brilliant yet also short sighted.
@Kilomylesco 2 aylar önce
Unpopular opinion, brutalist architecture isn’t a good match for mega-projects, unless you want people to feel sad.
@AskTorin 2 aylar önce
Is this an unpopular opinion?? This is basic aesthetics lol
@maarten1115 2 aylar önce
@@AskTorin It must be unpopular because we've been building brutalist garbage for decades now.
@obscurit_y4536 2 aylar önce
@@maarten1115We??? Who’s We? The Brutalist movement has nearly completely died out with very occasional kooks building museums and other centers in brutalist fashion. The most brutalist architecture is seen in eastern Europe, so I wouldn’t call it a “we” thing.
@davidjordan2336 Aylar önce
I think that making people feel sad is one of the prime objectives of brutalism. Although I think it's really despair that they're aiming at.
@maarten1115 Aylar önce
@obscurit_y4536 We= The people in charge of the various European nations; the politicians and bureaucrats that determine building policy and the people/organisations wealthy enough to construct these vast buildings.
@barrywhite8747 5 gün önce
I think the Neo Tokyo is the best, but also a combination of the Neo Tokyo and the Surrounding the Bay probably would be the most efficient. Also, the ideal the one guy had which I think I've heard before of building structures so large that they would be their own community with housing, shopping, green space, office, and industrial space for employment opportunity. If done right you could create a community housed in the structures that would provide its residents everything they need for their daily life and as such they would have no need to leave the structure except if their employment is outside the structure, they're leaving the city, or they're going to the airport to catch a flight. Constructing structures like this would free up the roads as most of the traffic then would be big rigs moving supplies in and out of the city and resupplying the building communities.
@James-N01 2 aylar önce
Once again, great video, topic and animations. Like the theme that runs through it for the posters in the Japanese setting.
@kiwioh2009 2 aylar önce
Always good videos, never disappoints.
@patvince 2 aylar önce
phenomenal production on this vid. it feels like a documentary you'd see from an established tv studio.
@dew-drop 2 aylar önce
The metabolites ideas are coming to fruition, just not through any of their own designs. The city has naturally grown into the bay, just like an organism, but an organism influenced by markets rather than grandiose ideas.
@joris5862 Aylar önce
Tokyo is already so big and they wanted to make it bigger that's insane 😭crazy ideas well presented !
@leonsandner9870 2 aylar önce
Honestly, megastructures are in reality the most uninviting place to exist. I don't think they would be successful except for industry. Being on the existing new artificial islands in tokyo let's you feel isolated. They are walkable, but not really because they were not designed for pedestrians first. There exist bus and monorail public transport, but due to the low density of people living there, or rather the dead-end position of the islands, they are not as frequent as in the city. It just feels of being there, but the view over the Tokyo skyline is really nice.
@Shin_Lona 11 gün önce
I know what you mean. I went to Odaiba when I was in Tokyo in 2017. It was easy enough to get there by rail, so I wouldn't say it was an issue with accessibility, but it certainly wasn't integrated with the rest of the city. I guess you could say it was a place people went, rather than a place people lived.
@celfhelp 3 gün önce
although flawed, it's pretty remarkable to see what they came up with when coming from a scenario as rather unique as post-war japan
@wholesomebaker5410 2 aylar önce
Greater Tokyo Area is so massive that I really don't think anyone ever will need to build anything that massive into the water. You drive overground train for 2 hours and see only city outside, mostly low to medium density houses, all in pretty flat land. It will never run down of space.
@PowerupLink 26 gün önce
I always wonder where the Japanese got the idea of the strange building designs in a lot of their anime shows. This really explains a lot, Thanks.
@wusangfu 3 gün önce
You're a fantastic story teller.
@leok4007 17 gün önce
I live in Tokyo, and I think all of these sound horrible considering all the earthquakes and tsunami's. If some major companies moved their HQ's to the outer prefectures, that would solve the overcrowding. If major companies moved out a bit, other accomodations would soon follow to those areas, and then residential areas as well. All prefectures surrounding Tokyo have plenty of land and space to accomodate, only if the major companies stop with the "our HQ is in TOKYO so we are better".
@macdam11 2 aylar önce
These designs are probably the inspiration behind the Babylon Project in the tv/movie series Patlabor
@k4ZE106 2 aylar önce
I was thinking the same. So there is still hope that giant worker robots will become real world canon.
@salnegromusic 2 aylar önce
This statement: "We hope to create something which, even in destruction will cause subsequent new creation. This something must be found in the form of cities we were going to make -- cities constantly undergoing the process of metabolism." Made me think for a while and this is what I was able to come up with in order to under stand it; The statement expresses a desire to build cities that have a unique quality: the ability to not only endure but also thrive and generate new opportunities even in the face of destruction or change. These cities are envisioned as constantly evolving and adapting, much like living organisms with their own "metabolism." I might have read into it too far, but after reading the statement several time and watching the video, then sleeping on it, I feel that this is what it would mean to me at the very least. What do you and everyone else think?
@Henrik46 2 aylar önce
I agree. Making owners develop land within a certain time limit, to avoid "dead meat" would be really great. In most cities, there is SO much barren land and so many empty buildings just sitting there, unused.
@poofygoof 2 aylar önce
One of the core tenets of metabolism seems to be an explicit recognition and embracing of city and building lifecycles. Land- and building-use isn't static, and needs to change over much smaller time scales than conventional buildings. Metabolist interiors were designed to be reconfigured, housing and buildings to be modular, entire city areas swapped out, removed, or added as needs change. This seems somewhat at odds with emphasis on giant arcologies, but at least some of them seemed to have modular designs.
@WhizzComputer 2 aylar önce
That intro comment "and why is this introduction so dramatic, seriously why?" made me laugh harder than it should
@orionpax2115 4 gün önce
I must say content aside , this is beautifully done
@sanneoi6323 24 gün önce
Out of all the gold in this The fact they literally called it Neo-Tokyo gets me the most
@ryuuguu01 20 gün önce
I saw the title and thumbnail and was horrified ( having lived in Tokyo for 30+ years) I was so glad to see this was not a current plan.
@ADarrell 9 gün önce
Best designed content on YT, hands down.
@eroche12 26 gün önce
Being the old child here, I somehow get Patkabor vibes here. It truly is , being serious, a testament to how we change our value, visions and dreams to almost every decade. Personally I think none of major plans will take place because of 1. change of strategy to get people to move to rural areas ( a major issue) and 2. The booming era is over ( I believe mid 90's?) . If I am incorrect please feel free to comment :-)
@napoleonibonaparte7198 2 aylar önce
There is a reason why people hate modern architecture, and this encompass a lot of it.
@andrewjones-productions 21 gün önce
I'm so happy that Matsunaga's plan failed, because he would have put an airport runway right on top of my house! In all honesty, I'm happy that they all failed. Just one correction though, Saitama Prefecture does not face onto the bay. Only Kanagawa, Tokyo and Chiba. Saitama is landlocked. It is a pity that you didn't mention that the cities of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture and Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture are now linked by the Aqualine combined tunnel and bridge with two artificial islands in the bay. One, called 'Kaze-no-to' (Wind tower) is a ventilation point for the tunnel and is situated above the centre point of the tunnel. The second is a larger island called 'Umihotaru' which serves as the point where the tunnel becomes a bridge as well as an expressway service area (like motorway Services or a freeway rest stop if they have them in the US). There is no railway that traverses the bay and travelling by train from for example Futtsu to Tokyo and the other side of the bay still means that you have to go the long way around - essentially following the coast.
@Kakerot4141 7 gün önce
These city planners probably inspired an entire generation of anime, given how many are wildly impractical floating cities. Japan doesn't suffer from a lack of land, it suffers from an insufficient amount of level land in the 'right' places.
@luipaardprint Aylar önce
That wood texture at 3:17 is something else, very impressive.
@SherrifOfNottingham Aylar önce
The core issue with these designs was their want for car centric cities, which is counter to utopian design. Having roads for occasional use is fine, but with Tokyo having one of the best transit networks of any city in the world it's amazing to see how many of these designs are car clogged nightmares.
@charliebramley 6 gün önce
7:00 metabolism seems like a good principle. If only buildings could shrink when un-needed
@davidle9588 2 aylar önce
I don't know if I should be terrified or impressed by the ad read.
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@heidirabenau511 2 aylar önce
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@ArcturusCOG 2 aylar önce
@@romulushoog the ad kept me watching it that's for sure.
@lukehp7431 2 aylar önce
but the more important and pressing question is, HOW do you do these phenomenal animations??
@googleyoutubechannel8554 29 gün önce
If you gave 10 random skylines players this assignment, they'd likely come up with equal or better ideas along any measure, the older I get, the less impressed I am by architects, the vast gulf between their hubris and their evidence-backed knowledge is staggering.
@duncanweisbrod5210 22 gün önce
You should look into the movie Patlabor (1989). It has it's own plan for the Tokyo bay.
@insaneapples1559 4 gün önce
Even with the kinds of regulations and work efficiencies the Japanese are known for, I guarantee this would be at least US $1 trillion project today.
@seph9980 2 aylar önce
These are phenomenal ideas and visions. With the threat of global warming eventually swallowing up a good part of the city, Tokyo planners must come up with such a plan. It's inevitable. Compare this to Indonesia's Nusantara or Saudi's line in the dessert, these ideas seems more feasible and ecologically sound. I hope Tokyo continue to build upon their well-executed visions for what an urban metropolis could look like.
@beyondredemption8179 2 aylar önce
Blowing up a maintain with a nuclear bomb seems environmentally feasible or necessary to you? Especially on a planet with rising sea levels and one of the most seismologically active places on earth?
@shahalumuddin7007 Aylar önce
Only just discovered this channel, can't belive the algorithm hasn't suggested it earlier.. great content.
@Driretlan 2 gün önce
6:14 so my quick take is that it's related to the fact that much of eastern philosophy and spiritualism involves a sense of transience, and impermanence. It's literally "let's make a space that changes with the times." I've decided I'm a huge fan of the quote.
@derpeter5462 2 aylar önce
your videos never disappoint
@lifeworksoo4139 6 gün önce
Never heard of this channel before but i knew i'd sub after the first 10 seconds. Great video can't wait to see more!
@joris5862 Aylar önce
Hopefully Japan didn't had much access to oil and didn't became dependant to car and gigantic highways. But why not trying to go on water like Monaco is willing to do ! Great reporting 👏
@majorfallacy5926 2 aylar önce
Turns out a city will organically grow if you let it grow organically, no pretentious masterplans needed
@crayon1581 2 aylar önce
Problem with it is that japan is in population decline so there wasnt a dire need for more land to build but rather they need a more efficient urban planning for the metropolitan of tokyo
@roevhaal578 2 aylar önce
Yea Tokyo can not rely on migration from the rest of Japan to continue growing for much longer, Tokyo's population should plateau and begin to slowly decline before long. The Kanto region has basically stagnated already.
@Enonymouse_ 2 aylar önce
41 billion seems low for a plan this aggressive. This plan also ignores possibility for violent changes in sea states as well as the rising sea levels. Japan is surrounded by some of the most powerful volcanic systems in the pacific, one or more of them known for explosive pyroclastic events.
@givemealemon 2 aylar önce
your videos are getting better and better. A big fan here!
@beerenmusli8220 2 aylar önce
This is very interesting, I love paper architecture!
@belarnnymoises5911 Aylar önce
Cheee esse video tem muita qualidade e grafismo impecavel é quase um crime ter apenas esse número de incritos e estar apenas disponivel em ingles! acho que é altura de fazer algo com relação a isso! Meu projecto precisa dar certo
@noahh1646 2 aylar önce
As a Japanese person, I am SO happy that these plans have never come to life. They would be inefficient, destructive, and even more car centric
@awellculturedmanofanime1246 2 aylar önce
the production quality is crazy and so unique and the ad and so well made was hilarious lmfao
@native5072 2 aylar önce
Have y'all seen Akira? And how Tokyo in that futuristic scenario has managed to expand into the bay? Well, this reminds me of that
@thesilentgod7863 8 gün önce
No wonder there is a city builder/management genre in games
@Torabayashi 2 aylar önce
Am surprised you didn’t mention the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line, which is a highway bridge / tunnel combination that does actually connect Tokyo / Kanagawa with Chiba. It opened in 1997. “With an overall length of 23.7 km, it includes a 4.4 km bridge and 9.6 km tunnel underneath the bay-the fourth-longest underwater tunnel in the world.” “The Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line shortened the drive between Chiba and Kanagawa, two important industrial areas, from 90 to 15 minutes.”