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Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo / Kisho Kurokawa

The Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by the Japanese Architect Kisho Kurokawa is a mixed-use residential and office tower located in the center of Tokyo, Japan. Completed in 1972, the building is a rare remaining 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.

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Reversible Destiny Lofts
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Designing for Immortality: Reversible Destiny Lofts / Gins & Arakawa

Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka is the world’s first ‘undying residence’ or the first Apartments designed with Immortality in Mind. Completed by Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa, two world-famous Japanese artists and architects in 2005 some units are now used as rental housing, while other are used by many people to put on educational and cultural programs.

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Riken Yamamoto
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop / Local Community Area

This theorical project by Japanese architects Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop reconsidered how people could live in Local Comunity. Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop Local Community technical information Architects: Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop Location:  Japan Project Year: 2012 Typlogy: Residential / Housing (Theoretical Project) Today’s system of government is premised on self-help by the one house = one family unit. However,…

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Architecture, Office Buildings and Headquarters

Kazuyo Sejima / Shibaura House

As a part of his ongoing film series about Japanese architecture, French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has created this visual exploration of Kazuyo Sejima’s Shibaura House. Completed in 2011, this five story office space is walled almost entirely in glass and features double-height, split level floors that showcase the paths of travel through the building. The building also features a…

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