Recurring views of Tokyo's utopian dream

Books / Reviews Mar 12, 2016

Recurring views of Tokyo's utopian dream

by Don O'Keefe

When the Nakagin Capsule Tower opened in Tokyo in 1972, it embodied the energy and optimism of Japan's postwar boom. Considered architect Kisho Kurokawa's opus, its completion was also a major moment in the development of metabolism, the much publicized Japanese avant-garde architectural movement ...

Arata Isozaki: astonishing by design

People | CLOSE-UP Jun 1, 2008

Arata Isozaki: astonishing by design

by Edan Corkill

If the entire Japanese architectural fraternity was one big royal family, then Arata Isozaki would be a king approaching the end of a long and glorious reign. The "pedigree" of this majestically silver-maned 76-year-old is, quite simply, faultless. Architecturally speaking, Isozaki's "father" was the great Kenzo ...