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Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013
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Standing in Tokyo like a left over prop from a science fiction movie made in the 70s, the Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa faces the threat of demolition. The building was a prototype for 21st century living in an experimental architectural movement in the 1960s called Metabolism. The building is composed of two concrete towers housing 140 prefabricated modules (capsules) that are self-contained units. The capsules can be connected or combined to create larger spaces and are designed to be replaceable.

Photographs include those from Noritaka Minami's work "1972."

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