Save the Nakagin Capsule Tower Project is now aiming to preserve as many capsules as possible

Originally published on Sora News by Dale Roll

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Recently, architecture buffs of Japan and even the world were shocked to hear that the iconic, blocky building in Shimbashi known as the Nakagin Capsule Tower has been scheduled for demolition in the spring of 2022. This unusual building was designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa as part of the 1950s “Metabolism movement” of Japanese architecture, in which the future was believed to be in high-density buildings that could be expanded and built upon as needed.

▼ Interior of a residential capsule

Nakagin Capsule Tower, which in the past served as a place

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