1972 Noritaka Minani

Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa is a masterpiece of Metabolism (Japanese Brutalism) and an obsolete answer to the question of how to house a burgeoning population in megalopolis that had never been seen before Tokyo at that time.

Constantly threatened with demolition, it poses the question of whether in the 21st century it is time to consider this kind of living again.

This moody photo essay presents both the faded glory, the oppressive interiors but also a potentially times cool.  


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