I continue to be amazed that the Japanese, who have such a strong aesthetic, also have so many homes in residential neighborhoods whose architecture is otherwise amazing, but marred by the numerous electrical wires crisscrossing the street and the building.
Not sure why so little effort is made to put the wiring underground. From what I have seen of photographs of Japanese commercial architecture, this isn’t a problem. Japan is such a highly sophisticated country technologically, so it remains a mystery to me why they can’t solve this issue — or maybe it’s won’t. With space at such a premium, you would have thought that putting the wiring underground would provide more space, and thus be a priority.
I have not been to Japan, so cannot speak first hand. Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon? Commercial areas free of wires; residential areas chocked full?
I’ve started a “collection” of interesting Japanese houses with even more interesting wires. Here’s some examples:
I wonder how the architects feel about the way these wires affect their architecture?