The transparent film plays a more vital role in ensuring homogeneity … than in the original function of maintaining freshness.

Toyoo Ito



Foods in a convenience store are covered with transparent wrap. The fingertip touches this wrap, not food. All foods stand in a line according to name and price. As if the tentacles of the senses were forbidden to create the world. The same applies to urban buildings. The architect says that they are remarkably separate from the land.  From “Architecture of Saran Wrap City” (“Contemporary Thought,” September 1992)


"November 27  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"