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DAIKI KATO

https://issuu.com/daikikato/docs/portfolio_daiki_kato

Tokyo, Japan
Born in Japan and grew up in the United States, Daiki Kato studied at the Politecnico di Milano where he received his Master of Science in Architecture in April 2016. He began to develop his final thesis during his exchanges studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris - Val de Seine. He has worked as an intern for SANAA and Dominique Perrault Architecture. His interest is to revitalize and upgrade the periphery of the contemporary cities. He resides and works in Tokyo.

Edge of City


Spotlight for forgotten periphery of city.

Edge of City


Spotlight for forgotten periphery of city.
A boundary isolates from its neighbors, creating unequal quality of life and poor accessibility.

Paris is fulfilled with a number of major monumental buildings and public spaces. After having lived two years in Paris, however, I became strongly aware of inequalities between the city and its suburbs and isolation of the city from the neighborhood regions as often happen in other major contemporary metropolis. There are differences of quality of living and attraction places.

Located at the southeast edge of the city, there are two major boulevards passing through the context, separating the suburbs from the city. The area was known for the industrial activities in the past, the large urbanization project in the 60’s diminished the large part of its factories. Although new housings have captured new inhabitants, the design for the open public spaces and pedestrian accessibility have not yet been caught.

The project proposes an idea to transform from its abandoned area into new focal point of the contemporary city, giving new activities and accessibility.


Visual analysis
A. cracks on pedestrian path B. abandoned railway tracks C. unused urban space D. graffiti on walls of the former railway station

Digital contextual model

Exploded urban layers

Design development process

Masterplan

Edge of City


Spotlight for forgotten periphery of city.

Edge of City


Spotlight for forgotten periphery of city.
A boundary isolates from its neighbors, creating unequal quality of life and poor accessibility.

Paris is fulfilled with a number of major monumental buildings and public spaces. After having lived two years in Paris, however, I became strongly aware of inequalities between the city and its suburbs and isolation of the city from the neighborhood regions as often happen in other major contemporary metropolis. There are differences of quality of living and attraction places.

Located at the southeast edge of the city, there are two major boulevards passing through the context, separating the suburbs from the city. The area was known for the industrial activities in the past, the large urbanization project in the 60’s diminished the large part of its factories. Although new housings have captured new inhabitants, the design for the open public spaces and pedestrian accessibility have not yet been caught.

The project proposes an idea to transform from its abandoned area into new focal point of the contemporary city, giving new activities and accessibility.


Visual analysis
A. cracks on pedestrian path B. abandoned railway tracks C. unused urban space D. graffiti on walls of the former railway station

Digital contextual model

Exploded urban layers

Design development process

Masterplan


Idea by

Born in Japan and grew up in the United States, Daiki Kato studied at the Politecnico di Milano where he received his Master of Science in Architecture in April 2016. He began to develop his final thesis during his exchanges studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris - Val de Seine. He has worked as an intern for SANAA and Dominique Perrault Architecture. His interest is to revitalize and upgrade the periphery of the contemporary cities. He resides and works in Tokyo.