For a long time parks have played an important role in cities. They act as a place set aside for human enjoyment and recreation as well as enhancing a cities environment by bringing in greenery. In Tokyo there is a shortage of parks and recreational spaces particularly in the dense residential areas such as Ueno. The district has tight roads and narrow dwellings that lack recreational spaces for the public to stop.
Our vision is to bring the park to the private dwelling. The aim is to provide a ‘mini park’ where people on the streets of Tokyo can rest and enjoy a park-like situation. The owners of the dwelling are providing an urban space set aside for people to occupy. They acts as the caretaker of the ‘mini park’, up keeping the property for both themselves and the public.
The dwelling acts as a suggestion for future property owners in central Tokyo and cities worldwide to provide more public ‘mini parks’. This will enhance the quality of a city by encouraging human interaction and bringing more greenery into the city where it is needed the most, benefitting both the people and the city itself.