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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.

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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.

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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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