Message in an (architectural) bottle

typed for your pleasure on 9 July 2007, at 12.00 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Loomer’ by My bloody valentine

So I’ve got a portable hard drive — I’ve got a couple, actually, but the one I was rooting through in this instance is specifically for various and sundry non-Synthetik pics extracted from the Interonet — and I’d run across this pic here, for the first time in months:

It’s an oekaki that someone drew of an actual building in Japan. I’ve seen photos of it before in books, but unfortunately, I’ve no idea what it’s called. Cos obviously, I’m looking at that and saying to myself, ‘man, that’d make a fine entry for the “This was the Future” series’.
So if anyone happens to know what this building is called, or anything about it, please leave a comment, or drop me a line at pulsedemon [at] gmail [dot] com, and you’ll definitely be credited. Your help is appreciated!

この建物が示されるものをだれでも知っているか。 だれでも私に告げることができたら pulsedemon [at] gmail [dot] com に電子メールを送りなさい。 あなたの助けは認められる!

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

This was the Future, Vol.29 on September 17th, 2006

This was the Future, Vol.23 on March 18th, 2006

6 have spoken to “Message in an (architectural) bottle”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    For a moment I thought the lass on the right had nipples pointing straight at the ground. AT THE GROUND!
    Now I realize they are not nipples, but are instead wholly inadequate bikini cups.
    But the location of the nipples is still a mystery.

  2. Davecat writes:

    …much like the story behind this building.

  3. Tim writes:

    You have no idea what prefecture it’s in? That’s a tough one. Maybe it came from outer space, like these danchi. http://codan.boy.jp/danchi/index.html

  4. Davecat writes:

    I think the sad thing, Tim, is that I’m gonna check every single one of those links… maybe on the week-end.

  5. SafeTinspector writes:

    Looks like part of some massive HV/AC building.

    I saw the new Die Hard movie (it was a friend’s idea, and in the end it was fairly amusing in a ridiculous sort of way)
    Anyway, there was a building in it that was purported to be a part of the Social Services of the USA that was quite nice in the brutalist tradition. Wish I knew which one it was…

  6. Davecat writes:

    It’s an extremely cool building, wokka wokka wokka.
    And I wonder if the building you mentioned actually exists in our world, or if they just whipped it up for ‘Die Hard: The Return of the Return of Bruno’

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