Tomoyuki Tanaka is a Japanese architect who creates mesmerizing x-ray drawings of Tokyo’s major stations. These are precise ballpoint pen descriptions of the extremely complex transportation hubs, executed as to show the relationship between the buildings and the infrastructures and between the city and the intricate, yet rational, worlds which are developed mostly underneath. Sequences of stairways, platforms, tunnels, bridges, hallways generate underground labyrinths which grew over time to become some of the busiest stations in the world. Shinjuku Station, for one, sees an average of 3.64 million people passing through it each day.
Download here a pdf containing the three drawings in hi-res.
All images © Tomoyuki Tanaka