Japan calls time on the Nakagin Capsule Tower, a once futuristic vision of ‘metabolism’ architecture – Asia – South China Morning Post

Japan calls time on the Nakagin Capsule Tower, a once futuristic vision of ‘metabolism’ architecture – Asia – South China Morning Post
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On Tokyo’s already futuristic skyline, the Nakagin Capsule Tower stands out. But it may not do so for much longer.On the western edge of the upmarket Ginza district, the 13-storey building catches the eye as a complex of 140 cubed capsules stacked almost haphazardly atop one another. From each identical unit, bolted onto the central tower, a single, circular window stares out over the city like an eye.Widely considered to be a masterpiece of modern architecture, the Nakagin was designed by…Read More

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