Callejón del yakitori debajo de las vías del tren elevado en Yurakucho Callejón del ramen dentro de la estación de Tokyo ES:VE:SU Roland Barthes, The Empire of Signs “The Japanese station is crossed by a thousand functional trajectories, from the journey to the purchase, from the garment to food: a train can open onto a shoe stall. Dedicated to commerce, to transition, to departure, and yet kept in a unique structure, the station (moreover, is that what this new complex should be called? ) is stripped of that sacred character which ordinarily qualifies the major landmarks of our cities: cathedrals, town halls, historical monuments.” ES:VE:SU Tokyo subway rush hour, Ryan Hoover ES:VE:SU Diagramas de distintas estaciones de la red de metro de Tokyo TI:IN:24 Greg Lynn, Multiplicitous and Inorganic Bodies “The loss of internal boundaries allows both the influence of external events within the organism and the expansion of the interior outward.” TI:IN:24 Guide to Famous Edo Sites, Saitō Gesshin, 1834 TI:IN:24 Guide to Famous Edo Sites, Saitō Gesshin, 1834 ES:VE:SU Blaine Brownell, Matter in the Floating World: conversations with Leading Japanese Archi-tects and Designers “Traditionally in Japan there were two kinds of builders: miya daiku, or temple builders, were concerned with the structural resolution of large buildings that emanated a particupar gravitas; meanwhile the sukiya daiku, or teahouse artisans, focused on crafting small-scale, delicate struc-tures that seemed to float or disappear within their context.”