Goodbye to the Future

René Ammann
10. May 2021
Designed by Kisho Kurokawa and completed in 1972, the Nakagin Capsule Tower is one of the few built examples of Metabolism but is in its last days. (Photo: Kakidai/Wikimedia Commons)

Number of cooking facilities in the 145 tiny modular living boxes (10 m2 / 107 sf) in Tokyo’s 50-year-old iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower "destined for demolition": 0

A 2015 tour inside Nakagin Capsule Tower:

 

A 2007 documentary by Tokyo Art Beat speaking with Kisho Kurokawa about the building:

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