A new edition of EARTH CLOCK (Kobe Airport 2006).

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EARTH CLOCK in LakeTown

Earth Clock

LakeTown (Koshigaya, 2008)

A new edition of EARTH CLOCK (Kobe Airport 2006).
In October 2008, two clock towers were set in one of the atriums of Aeon Lake Town in Koshigaya. (Aeon Lake Town is Japan’s largest shopping center).

The clock on the left expresses time in hours and minutes. The one on the right reflects natural time: Sun’s shadow as it appears in real time on a slowly rotating three-dimensional rendition of Earth.

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For more on the concept and background of the production of EARTH CLOCK, please see design journalist Keiichiro Fujisaki’s ‘EARTH CLOCK Report 1: Natural time, artificial time’.

 

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Photo: momoko japan

 
Producer: BeGood Cafe (Jun Shikita, Maiko Kataoka), gift_lab (Fumiko Ikeda, Toshikazu Goto)
Production: AEON Lake Town

Planning direction, Housing design: Yoshiaki Nishimura (Living World)
System production: Yoshifumi Kamenaga, Takahiro Shinkai (GKTech)
Art direction: Tariho Nishimura (Living World)

Housing production: Takashi Yamada (Ucom)
Production management/cooperation: Keita Ohishi (Senba)

Special thanks to: Senya Nemoto, Haruo Okada
 

thumbnail image Spiral

Everything is in the same spiral.

thumbnail image Rice porridge of the seven spring herbs

Recipe for the traditional remedy to soothe tired tummies

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Small backyard at Sakura apt. Living World’s headoffice

thumbnail image A DAY (Rhythms of life)

Exhibit on daily activities for the Time! Time! Time! show

thumbnail image Mind the World

A 27m wide sound installation held at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa