Nakagin Capsule Tower Floor Plan. Completed in just 30 days in 1972 the building is a rare remaining example of Japanese Metabolism an architectural movement emblematic of Japan. Architect Kisho Kurokawa was very innovative in his creation of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in 1972 which was the first capsule architecture design.
The nakagin capsule tower building. After years of studying and experimenting it was the youngest of the group Kisho Kurokawa who finally brought together the Metabolists fantastical overarching vision with a practical design. In its 14-story tower 144 units were housed and are arranged randomly to.
The two towers were built on the idea that structures much like in nature could be created out of cells.
Residential tower with a total of 140 capsule units. A Prototype for Todays Micro Housing. With built-in features such as telephones. The units were prefabricated and then assembled in situ.