ImWalkingHere: Distant Orient-ation

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This edition of ImWalkingHere focuses on the contemporary urban landscape, composed of edifices of time. A varied and contrasted canvas of old and new; where buildings tell stories of technology, culture and identity in the Far East.

Through time the physical recollections of roof forms and edges make statements of societal hierarchies and bureaucracies, give indications of stylistic and technological advancements and tell stories of a deeply entrenched symbolic and cultural value.

Kyoto:

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The combination of aesthetic, technological and utilitarian significance of traditional roofing adornments once carried elaborate motifs that warded off bad energy in a spiritual conquest for protection and enlightenment.

Osaka:

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© Naeem Adam

The contemporary tectonic roofing ensembles profess fresh forms and edges with expressive silhouettes and imaginative structural underpinnings.

Tokyo:

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© Naeem Adam

The roof edge reflects the varied and complex ideology and consciousness of the time, creating spectacles that narrate stories of our cultural origins while representing a rich memoir of place and identity in our perpetual pursuit for development.

Seoul:

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© Naeem Adam

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