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Living in a Long Forgotten Future

We take a look inside the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Shimbashi, Tokyo, during a night’s stay. Designed by Kisho Kurokawa and built in 1972, the cube-shaped units are meant to be individually detached and replaced as they age, but never were. The building has since fallen into disrepair and is slated for eventual demolition.

中銀カプセルタワー (Nakagin Capsule Tower)

The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a residential and office tower in Shinbashi, Tokyo designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa. It is a primary example of Japanese Metabolism, a movement that became emblematic of Japan’s postwar cultural resurgence, and is the world’s first example of capsule architecture ready for use.

anonymous asked:

Hi! for architecture school we have to design an apartment building in germany. could you recommend some projects, ground plans or books, in which is created a high quality space or i could find some inspiration? thanks in advance, btw. your blog is great😊

Thanks! Here are some old +  new (out of the ordinary) apartment buildings precedents you might find interesting:

Verde: Corten Forest Luciano Pia

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