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thomas

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I'd like to share a TimeOut article on the Nakagin Capsule Tower (中銀カプセルタワービル), a 1970s building designed by Kurokawa Kisho that consists of 140 individual capsules. The article displays the interior of several capsules. No internet and no hot water.

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Nakagin Capsule Tower in 2004 (photo credit: JREF)

On the edge of Ginza stands what looks like a precarious heap of run-down washing machines. The Nakagin Capsule Tower, comprising 140 individual capsules, was once a beacon of modern architecture, but is now a relic of 1970s Tokyo. The building is in need of costly repairs, and according to Asahi Shimbun could soon be sold, making its future uncertain. But for now, you still have a chance to see it from the inside and get a glimpse of what it’s like to live in a prime example of Japanese Metabolist architecture.




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I know I've seen that building but I never realized what it was.
 
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