Architecture of No. 6 : Points of interest Pt. 2

TGIF everyone! 🙂 Today, marks the final last post of my No. 6 series (sorry Taku!). If this is your first time here you can check out previous posts on No. 6: The City of No. 6The Homes and Gardens of No. 6, and Architecture of No. 6 : Points of InterestOutside the Walls of No. 6

Today’s post looks at two more spots that I have apparently missed throughout this series.

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[ArchiAnime Anecdotes:] Dreamlike Gardens

I’m back with a non-anime related post! Shocking I know, Zel isn’t fangirling about a Bishie or a sport anime for that matter! BUT, let’s be real, I can fangirl just about anything I have an interest in.

I had saved this draft a long time ago in an attempt to schedule a month’s worth of blog posts to make-up for my month long absence for studying, and to be completely honest, trying to plan a month’s worth to schedule within a span of two weeks was highly improbable for me on top of work and became way too stressful, so I have a ton of drafts I started, and this one unfortunately fell by the wayside.

For those that aren’t familiar with Archi-Anime Anecdotes, this is a segment of my blog that ended up becoming essentially a spin-off from my Take-Two! Tuesday posts as I felt that there had to be a bit more definition between the anime/otaku stuff my other half: architecture. At first I wanted this to be a collection of articles, but I’ve found that highlighting a particular article gives a bit more insight as to who I am as a designer in this field.

That being said, I had to share this particular article:

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Outside the Walls of No. 6

TGIF everyone! 🙂 Today, marks the second to last post of my No. 6 series. If this is your first time here you can check out previous posts on No. 6: The City of No. 6The Homes and Gardens of No. 6, and Architecture of No. 6 : Points of Interest.

All of these posts featured the Utopia that is No. 6. Today’s post looks at what the world looks outside of utopia. What kind of world is just beyond the wall? (That sounds so Attack on Titan-esque) Continue reading

Architecture of No. 6 : Points of Interest

Welcome back to Fantasy Friday! Continuing with the theme of No. 6, I’m featuring some other points of architectural interests from the show. The building’s featured this week vary in their function. While a few of them are considered civic public spaces, there are a few more private ones!

And if you missed out previous Fantasy Friday features of No. 6, you can check out the posts I did about the The City of No. 6 and The Homes and Gardens of No. 6.

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[ArchiAnime Anecdotes]: Literal Lego House

Hey hey hey! I’m back with more fun Architectural content!

Today’s feature is a bit of a fun post! How many of you played with Legos as a kid? Ah the imagination of a kid with legos! Did you ever build a house that you wanted to live in one day? What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read… if they can’t even fit inside the building? If you got that quote, you win major brownie points.

Imagine your lego house being put under an enlarging ray! That’s exactly what Danish Architect Bjarke Ingles did at his firm BIG.

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[Archi-Anime Anecdotes]: Anime Architecture Exhibit

Hello fellow anibloggers and friends!  I have a special piece of news/anecdote for you this week! Since I decided to do this new segment, I’ve been diving back into the world of architecture and found this little gem.

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In August, London’s The House of Illustration, launched an exhibit called Anime Architecture, in which art from famous Anime films is on display. Films like Akira and Ghost in the Shell are featured in this exhibit. Art done by Takashi Watabe, Mamoru Oshii and Atsushi Takeuchi are also featured in the gallery. The exhibit was until September 10, 2017. Damn, this post came a bit late. I had meant to publish this sooner, but you know…life…

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The City of No. 6

Welcome back to Fantasy Friday. Where I feature fantastical architecture that’s been featured in anime. Maybe you noticed it, maybe you didn’t, but I’m always looking at the buildings that character inhabit and the environment they interact with. Last week I looked at the wild colors featured in Nanbaka.

I’ve started taking screenshots of anime’s. I don’t know if anyone really noticed, but I had started tweeting out buildings while I was watching this show in particular. I’m trying to integrate this series more into my tweets, but I’ve been lagging as of late.

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[Archi-Anime Anecdotes]: Thom Mayne

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Thom Mayne, of the firm Morphosis, is one of the Architect’s that is a key component in the what Architecture has become in the modern era. He is what we would call a “starchitect”, a famous Architect that’s recognized outside of the realm of Architecture. Basically on the same level as a Hollywood celebrity. There are very few “starchitects” who have a heavy influence and presence in the scene.

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The Wild Architecture of Nanbaka

Greetings and welcome back to Fantasy Friday! As you saw last week, I’m trying to revive this series and have a bit more fun with it. So I figured, what better way than to kick it off with one of the more crazier pieces of architecture that I’ve seen so far, and that comes from the anime Nanbaka. 

If you have no idea what Nanbaka is:

Four men are assigned to Nanba, the world’s most formidable prison. Jyugo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rock, a man who likes to get into fights; and Nico, a man who likes anime. A super exciting action comedy about the daily lives of the prison’s inmates and guards 

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6B6DD7A5-C2AB-4E33-9FE1-83C535A6376B-1614-000003981F3731A2.jpegThe name of this prison that houses all the inmates is Nanba Prision, and it’s located off the coast of Japan.  It’s supposed to rival the security of Alcatraz. The prison is highly rated due to it’s security as it’s virtually inescapable (except for one person).

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There are 13 buildings that create this massive complex, and there was actually an episode that helped lay that out. It’s also relatively big enough that it has it’s own tram system to get prison guards around easily. Needless to say, the Japanese temple motif is used quite heavily in all the the architecture represented in this particular anime. I couldn’t extract any particular reason for them to rely so heavily on using this style except to poke fun at the traditional architecture by using all kinds of crazy colors and also exaggerating the size and details or ornamentation on each of them.

 

Images of the interior are few and far in between, but I was able to snag a few screenshots of the warden’s office, hidden interior garden, and their coliseum.

Nanbaka is full of color: whether it be in their architecture or in their character design.  It’s just got such wildly exaggerated aesthetics that I can’t help but love what an absolute mess it is.


Hope you guys enjoyed the revival post of the series! What do you think of the architecture of Nanbaka? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 🙂