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Nakagin Capsule Tower

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Identification

Nakagin Capsule Tower
中銀カプセルタワー
105133

Plan

Structure générale

immeuble
construit [achevé]
gris clair
brutalisme

Usages

logements
commerce(s)

Faits

  • The Nakagin Capsule Tower is the most famous works of Metabolism.
  • Metabolismis a post-World-War-II Japanese architectural movement that fused ideas about architectural megastructures with those of organic biological growth.
  • Due to deterioration, the Nakagin Capsule Tower is planning to demolish. The architectural conservation movement, however, has been launched.
  • The Nakagin Capsule Tower is the world's first capsule architecture built for actual use.
  • The capsules are clustered around two cores, each with a diagonally sloping roof and pointed top.
  • Each box-shaped living unit was designed with built-in stereos and calculators for single business workers.
  • The capsules were prefabricated complete with furniture and appliances.
  • Each capsule measures 2.3m x 3.8m x 2.1m.
  • The capsules are connected to the main shafts by only 4 high-tension bolts and are designed to be replaceable.

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Lieu

16-10, Ginza 8
8-16-10 Ginza
104-0061
Chuo-ku
Tokyo
Tokyo-to
Japon

Données techniques

177,17 ft
177,17 ft
13
1
1970
avr. 1972

Entreprises participantes


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Spécificités

  • L'immeuble est connu dans cette ville
  • Patrimoine local
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