life with tetrapods the nature of concrete in okinawa

Leave Comment

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa ...

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa The well-prepared mainstream visitor to Okinawa—the kind who pores over standard travel guides and promotional material—will likely know about the famed hoshizuna (star sand), minuscule exoskeletons of a tiny marine organism.

Get price

Okinawan Crab on Tetrapod Cross-Currents

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa. Issue. Cross-Currents e-Journal (No. 30) Okinawan Crab on Tetrapod Figure 22. One of the more impressive specimens of crabs that skitter among the tetrapods in Okinawa. Photo by Gerald Figal.

Get price

Tetrapods at Naminoue Beach Cross-Currents

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa. Issue. Cross-Currents e-Journal (No. 30) Tetrapods at Naminoue Beach Figure 16. Tetrapods clearly visible at the main public beach area at Naminoue, where locals are used to the concrete surroundings. Photo by Gerald Figal.

Get price

Fishermen on Tetrapods Cross-Currents

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa. Issue. Cross-Currents e-Journal (No. 30) Fishermen on Tetrapods Figure 23. Pinhole photo of fishermen on the tetrapods, Hamahiga Island. Photo by Gerald Figal.

Get price

1956 U.S. Patent for the Original Tetrapod Cross-Currents

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa. Issue. Cross-Currents e-Journal (No. 30) 1956 U.S. Patent for the Original Tetrapod Figure 1. Illustrations from the U.S. patent for “Artificial Blocks for Structures Exposed to the Action of Moving Water”—the original Tetrapod—granted in October 1956.

Get price

Fishermen on Tetrapods Cross-Currents

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa. Issue. Cross-Currents e-Journal (No. 30) Fishermen on Tetrapods Figure 23. Pinhole photo of fishermen on the tetrapods, Hamahiga Island. Photo by Gerald Figal.

Get price

Tetrapods along Makiko Bay Cross-Currents

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa Issue. Cross-Currents e-Journal (No. 30) Tetrapods along Makiko Bay Figure 12. Highway and tetrapods joining at Makiko Bay, Ginowan City, Okinawa. Photo by Gerald Figal.

Get price

Schoolchildren and Tetrapods Cross-Currents

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa. Issue. Cross-Currents e-Journal (No. 30) Schoolchildren and Tetrapods Figure 31. Making tetrapods familiar to schoolchildren as a natural part of everyday life in Japan.

Get price

Fudo Tetra’s “Tetrapod Pamphlet” Cross-Currents

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa. Issue. Cross-Currents e-Journal (No. 30) Fudo Tetra’s “Tetrapod Pamphlet” Figure 2. Cover of Fudo Tetra’s “Tetrapod Pamphlet” featuring its work at the harbor on Akajima, a small island in the Zamami group of Okinawa

Get price

Gerald Figal People Asian Studies Program Vanderbilt ...

He has several journal articles in this area, including “Waging Peace on Okinawa” that was cited as Honorable Mention for Best Article in the journal Critical Asian Studies in 2001. His latest article, "Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa ," appears in Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review (e-journal) 30 ...

Get price

Loving and Loathing Japan's Concrete Coasts, Where ...

Jul 12, 2007  Kobori believes tetrapods are attractive because they DO NOT fit in with their natural surroundings. “I think the attraction of tetrapods lies in their contrast with nature. The material of a tetrapod is concrete and its shape is formal, which can’t be found in nature. Also, it is manufactured by pouring concrete into molds.

Get price

Covering coasts with concrete: Japan looks to Tetrapods to ...

Nov 25, 2016  A Tetrapod (which, Japanese engineers are quick to remind you, is a proper name, even if it has become a generic catchall) is a four-footed, porous, concrete “breakwater barrier” used to ...

Get price

Concrete Wabi sabi: Tetrapods - Pinterest

Concrete Wabi sabi: Tetrapods. Continuing with a further look at Japan's favorite building material, concrete. In Japan tetrapod is the generic name for a variety of ... Article by Terressa Zook. 32. Zhuhai Turning Japanese Concrete Projects Brutalist Okinawa Pilgrimage Wabi Sabi Modern Architecture Amazing Photography. More information...

Get price

Tetrapod Trivia – Okinawa Hai

Jan 10, 2009  CONTRIBUTED BY STACI HAWLEY I say Sea-jack. The Japanese say Tetrapods. Either way- they are an interesting architectural design that serve quite an important purpose. As my son and I peruse the seawall in Chatan, the Tetrapods provide an interesting hide- and -seek for all things crustacean. If you look long enough, you will be amazed at the ability []

Get price

TETRAPOTS TETRAPODS Flickr

In Pacific countries and Japan particularly the tetrapod is a mainstay of coastal engineering: by 1993, 55 percent of the entire coast of Japan had been altered by concrete in one form or another, including the many different shapes and sizes of tetrapod manufactured there. But not everyone in Japan is so keen.

Get price

A Sustainable Future Powered by Sea Okinawa Institute of ...

Sep 20, 2017  Tetrapods are concrete structures shaped somewhat like pyramids that are often placed along a coastline to weaken the force of incoming waves and protect the shore from erosion. Similarly, wave breakers are walls built in front of beaches for the same purpose.

Get price

The Joy of Tetrapods! JapanGasm

Oct 01, 2009  Tetrapod madness! I'm odd. I've fallen in love with these concrete forms over the last few years. They're just so adoringly organic. Following is an article I recently found which describes perfectly that sense of wonder and delight so common among Japanese obsessives (and me). And if you want a personal tetrapod community of your

Get price

Tetrapod Trivia – Okinawa Hai

Jan 10, 2009  CONTRIBUTED BY STACI HAWLEY I say Sea-jack. The Japanese say Tetrapods. Either way- they are an interesting architectural design that serve quite an important purpose. As my son and I peruse the seawall in Chatan, the Tetrapods provide an interesting hide- and -seek for all things crustacean. If you look long enough, you will be amazed at the ability []

Get price

Natural Environments, Wildlife, and Conservation in Japan ...

Concrete "tetrapods" on the Fukushima ... For example, 95 per cent of the coral reefs of Okinawa (part of the Ryukyu archipelago) have been reported to be dead or dying as a result of heavy soil runoffs caused by resort development and the clearing of land for agriculture, and in 2002, fewer than ten per cent of coral communities in the waters ...

Get price

Tetrapod (structure) - Wikipedia

Tetrapods have become popular across the world, particularly in Japan; it is estimated that nearly 50 percent of Japan's 35,000 kilometers (22,000 mi) coastline has been covered or somehow altered by Tetrapods and other forms of concrete. The proliferation of Tetrapods on the island of Okinawa, a popular vacation destination in Japan, has made ...

Get price

Concrete made tetrapods along Maruma beach, Yaeyama ...

Concrete made tetrapods along Maruma beach, Yaeyama Islands, Iriomote, Japan on August 22, 2018 in Iriomote, Japan. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Get price

Concrete tetrapod anti-erosion devices, probably Japanese ...

Aug 5, 2015 - Concrete tetrapod anti-erosion devices, probably Japanese; undated. Image Simon Helmersson/Nestor Campos.

Get price

There’s An Ocean Of Energy In The Sea. And This Team Just ...

Dec 18, 2017  Shintake’s turbines would fit right in anywhere along the 30% of seashore currently dotted with tetrapods, submerged concrete pyramids placed to prevent erosion.

Get price

What are Tetrapods? (Tetrapods Resist Wave Impact and ...

Jul 23, 2009  Tetrapod means "four-legged" in Greek. In coastal engineering, tetrapods are star-shaped four-legged concrete structures placed on the beach to prevent erosion and reduce wave energy/impact. Love them or hate them, the name has become so famous that now even the three-egged concrete structures are also known as tetrapods.

Get price

40 Contrete Tetrapod ideas - Pinterest

Hit the beach anywhere in Japan, and you are likely to see endless piles of tetrapods -- enormous four-legged concrete structures intended to prevent coastal erosion. By some estimates, more than 50% of Japan s 35,000-kilometer (22,000-mi) coastline has been altered with tetrapods and other forms of concrete.

Get price

Tetrapod beaches of Japan Sci fi design, Japan ...

Dec 7, 2015 - Tetrapods - large concrete objects piled at the base of cliffs, along the beach, or in the shallows just offshore - were designed to remain stable under even the most extreme weather and ocean conditions and when arranged together in lines or piles, they create an interlocking, porous barrier that dissipates the power

Get price

Recent crosscurrents items - eScholarship

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa. Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa. Resurrection City: The Scale of Seoul's Urban Renewal Process. Resurrection City: The Scale of Seoul's Urban Renewal Process. Wild Cities: The Renegade Roots of Urban Taiwan.

Get price

Tetrapod beaches of Japan Beach, The incredibles, Japan

Nov 30, 2016 - Tetrapods - large concrete objects piled at the base of cliffs, along the beach, or in the shallows just offshore - were designed to remain stable under even the most extreme weather and ocean conditions and when arranged together in lines or piles, they create an interlocking, porous barrier that dissipates the power

Get price
Contact us

Submit online

Please leave a message below and we will contact you as soon as possible.