Fate of Tokyo's famed Nakagin Capsule Tower to be decided soon

National Jul 29, 2019

Fate of Tokyo's famed Nakagin Capsule Tower to be decided soon

The fate of Tokyo's famed Nakagin Capsule Tower is set to be decided as early as autumn, attracting attention from home and abroad on whether the building and its unique exterior will be kept or scrapped. Currently, a foreign company is holding negotiations on acquiring ...

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 ...