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Kisho Kurokawa

Agricultural City, 1960 / Kisho Kurokawa
Japanese Architecture, Urban Design

Agricultural City, 1960 / Kisho Kurokawa

Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa designed in 1960 the “Agricultural City”. Intended for the replacement of the agricultural towns in Aichi destroyed by the Ise Bay Typhoon in 1959, the accommodation was to be raised above the ground to deal with future Flooding. The grid was intended to be between 300 and 500 meters; Kurokawa challenged the assumption that the city and the country need to be…

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Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo / Kisho Kurokawa

Completed in 1972 in the center of Tokyo, the Nakagin Capsule Tower was designed by the Japanese Architect Kisho Kurokawa. The mixed-use residential and office tower is a rare example of Japanese Metabolism, an architectural movement emblematic of Japan’s postwar cultural resurgence. It was the world’s first example of capsule architecture built for permanent and practical use. The building is still…

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