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 ...

Home in on Japan's postwar architecture

Style & Design May 30, 2015

Home in on Japan's postwar architecture

by Daisuke Kikuchi

In the 1960s, architect Kazuo Shinohara made a famous comment in Shinkenchiku magazine: "Residence is art. ... Residence should be outside of what is believed as architecture, it should rather be considered as a form of art, like paintings and sculptures." A bold statement ...