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Inspired by

 Nakagin Capsule 

Location: Tokyo 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 module was created with the intention of housing traveling businessmen that worked in central Tokyo during the week. It is a prototype for architecture of sustainability and recycleability, as each module can be plugged in to the central core and replaced or exchanged when necessary.


 Kisho Kurokawa 

Kisho Kurokawa (1934 – 2007) was a leading Japanese architect and one of the founders of the Metabolist Movement, rebelling against the influence of Western and Modernist ideals that had dominated Japanese architecture since the opening of Japanese borders back in 1868. The Metabolists campaigned for an architecture based on traditional Eastern thinking, and their pet hate was the Western habit of thinking in opposing pairs, such as inside/outside, humanity/technology, countryside/urbanity. Instead, they wished to introduce a contemporary version of good old holistic thinking, synthesizing ideas of nature and technology in a dynamic model fit for an urban life in constant change.

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