Diverse use of family land/carpark.
Weary commuters mold the organic infrastructure of their neighbourhoods.
Unexpected care for run-down suburban dead space.
A great use of dead space, allowing people in a crowded neighborhood to have outdoor plants.
Fine-grained care and human(e) attachment
Rainy ramble in far west Tokyo suburbs
DRM-infused code candies. Rich subterranean soils.
Dead space growth.
Informal boundary in sticks and string.
Care and attachment in a desolate landscape.
Gardening by a green road.
Dead space becomes a place of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Permanence of impermanent structure; Relaxed hiding space; Natural cooling; Shade.
A host of edibles in a junk inscribed plot.
A bit of greenification helps keep this inner-city commerce spot free of parked bicycles.
Dead space unsuable for parking or commerce.
Decorating a smoking/drink machine ‘rest spot’.
Plants trump cars.
A lovely twist to the usually forboding and odorous gaping deadspace.
the wall uses minimal space to provide a green corridor
a tree of death, made of dozens of cigarette cartons and festooned with Christmas lights
Breeze blocks that form the edging of a carpark double as sturdy plant pots.
Made of a whole variety of containers – some purchased, some styrofoam coolers put to fresh use – it was a bright spot on an otherwise cement-filled busy street.
Whether intentional or not, the impressive scale of this garden creates a natural security system…..
this hanging pot relies on an S-hook to attach itself to the existing built environment
Extra curbside space eked out for a planter row.
Creative use of dead space for a practical garden.
A few bricks in the right place can help turn dead into living + edible space.
Contrary to popular opinion, cities only become devoid of natural life by active suppression…..
Claiming urban space for gardening is simple.
‘Web’-type tomato garden in apartment complex dead space.
Contribution from Ella Rutledge.
“What you do with this space is up to you”
Lovely pink gabella lives along Ome Kaido..all by itself
So many city dwellers think they have no space to grow anything. Recently I posted photos of a persimmon tree near my apartment that is three stories tall and full of fruit. I went back to take a shot of its trunk. Actually, it turns out that there are two trees growing in a space [...]
Did the bicycle owner leave the potted plant in the basket, or did a stranger deposit it there?
Gregory Robertson is interested in this dead, green, wild space in Yotsuya….
despite the lack of ground soil and space . . I admire the gardener’s generosity to passing pedestrians and bicyclists
Much of the daily fabric of urban life, instead, feels like this photo: a bunch of stuff bolted on to other stuff
Tokyo’s ample rainfall allows plants to thrive in the most unlikely places.
Coffee shop owner appropriates dead space, fence and creeper to create green lane.
Innocently protecting weeds, or fortifying scarce urban space against undesired use?
These massive structures are the opposite of the small lanes that make Tokyo feel so village-like and livable.
My guess is that both of these plant interventions. . . were created by neighbors getting tired of seeing the empty lot and its weeds
The role of built environmental artifacts/components will increasingly be that of trellis.
I love how these sunflowers are growing at the intersection of two small streets, and how the round flowers echo the larger, convex street mirror. The flowers grow in a tiny scrap of soil just outside the wall around a residence. After preparing the image, I realized that I took a similar photo last year. [...]
Nearly all of the pots rests on stools or low tables
sidewalk awning with minimal space and maintenance, impacts thousands coming to ward office
in between two train tracks, an elevated overpass, and a convenience store . . .
A rather unlikely place, but not so unusual in many regards for Japan.
Rocks and concrete blocks mark out narrow marginal space for a bright shock of colour.
This small building in a Shinjuku commercial district is buried in vines
The planting is amazingly thick, creating a green wall between the sidewalk and the large boulevard. . .
Dead space along the railway tracks in productive and enjoyable use
Another great example of multi-function outdoor spaces that are incredibly small
I wonder how the neighbor cooked them.
I am sure that tending rice in the city makes residents appreciate eating rice even more