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

title image

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.

08_earthclock_01.JPG

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’.

 

08_earthclock_02.jpg

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 A DAY: CD by Kyo Ichinose

To all who love the that moment before an orchestra concert
1,500 JPN

thumbnail image Global thunder tribe

Thunder and lightning data mapped on a globe

thumbnail image stray cat

(in Japanese)

thumbnail image Diary of A DAY

The making of A DAY, starting with a sketch made six months before opening day…

2017_03plum_thum Chestnut Trees

敷地の一角にある果樹の棚。とても大きな実のなる栗の古木…