New development site -- The concept of additive spaces and subtractive spaces are also applied to a ground floor façade of new developments. A three-foot depth of convex-concave spaces creates public-pri- vate space between buildings and the sidewalk. For instance, stores on the ground floor can use these spaces to put their goods or vending carts. This also helps to avoid monotonous façades and contributes to harmonizing the façade with existing historical build- ings.
Detail--Paving pattern corresponds to functions. Pav- ing and lamps refer to the history of Nihonmachi. The paving in front of buildings shows what stores formerly occupied there.
Main Street Improvements