Nakagin Capsule Tower

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Kisho Kurokawa, Tokyo, Japan (1972)

Rooms are inserted into a mega-structure, built for actual use. It realizes the ideas of metabolism, exchangeability, recycleablity as the prototype of sustainable architecture. Located in Tokyo, was originally designed to provide economical housing for businessmen working late in central Tokyo during the week. It has 140 capsules stacked at angles around a central core. The capsule units into the concrete core are detachable and replaceable.



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