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Japan is rather mountainous, and has relatively little land on which to build. That has led to a number of extremely densely populated areas, of which the Tokyo-Yokohama agglomerate is the best example. With 35 million inhabitants and an area that is demarcated by mountains and the sea, it is a question of making the most of the space. Besides the sky-high real estate prices, this fosters an architecture that gets the most out of what room there is. Meichsner does not investigate just buildings of this sort; he also looks at the social effects go along with the population density, trying to feel at home while having to watch every square inch.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Secret desires lie behind the choice of a vacation destination, but, paradoxically, so does the longing for the security of structure in moments of freedom.
Andreas Meichsner (Germany, 1973) studied architecture and photography in Hannover and Hiroshima. He has been working as a freelance photographer since 2004, primarily in Germany and Japan. He has twice been a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, for his series 32.000.000 and Arkadia.
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