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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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ABE House / Urban Architecture Office
Japanese Architecture, Residential

ABE House / Urban Architecture Office

ABE House designed by Japanese Architects Urban Architecture Office is a single family dwelling in Tama-shi, a residential district of Tokyo. Imagined as an outdoor garden, the interior circulation of this houses creates a journey as inhabitants pass between rooms. The exterior facade is made with three volumes of different heights that are clustered in a variety of facets.

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Night view Naked House / Shigeru Ban
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Naked House / Shigeru Ban

The Naked House, located in Kawagoe, Japan, designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban provides shelter for a family with five members, including two children and the owner’s elderly mother. The owner wanted a house that “provides the least privacy so that the family members are not secluded from one another, a house that gives everyone the freedom to have individual activities…

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