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The Futuristic Nakagin Capsule Tower

24 December 2008 One Comment

Posted by Randy

The Nakagin Capsule tower is a futuristic tower in Japan and was the first capsule architecture design. The Capsule Tower realizes the ideas of metabolism, exchangeability, recycleablity as the prototype of sustainable architecture.


The Nakagin Tower is located in the Ginza area of Tokyo; the Nagakin Capsule Tower was originally designed as a Capsule Hotel to provide economical housing for businessmen working late in central Tokyo.


It 14-story high Tower with 140 capsules stacked at angles around a central cores and the units are detachable and replaceable.

[via arcspace; more images at gizmodo]

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