Kisho Kurokawa, Nakagin Capsule Tower Building, Tokyo, Japan, 1972. Full view of the Nakagin Capsule Tower. © Tatsuyuki Maeda, 2020.
The real reason why Nakagin Capsule Tower was never metabolized

Authors

  • Tatsuyuki Maeda Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation and Restoration Project
  • Yuka Yoshida Showcase Tokyo Architecture Tour

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/65.A.VOJ1OE9B

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing, Post-war housing, Welfare architecture, Japanese modern architecture, Metabolism, Nakagin Capsule Tower, Kisho Kurokawa, Showcase Tokyo Architecture, Preservation of modern architecture

Abstract

The first part of this two-part essay is about the Nakagin Capsule Tower restoration and preservation project and discusses the low awareness of the current situation of the building. In part two Showcase Tokyo Architecture tours share survey responses from enthusiastic capsule tower fans on the future of the building.

How to Cite

Maeda, T., & Yoshida, Y. (2021). The real reason why Nakagin Capsule Tower was never metabolized. Docomomo Journal, (65), 118–120. https://doi.org/10.52200/65.A.VOJ1OE9B

Published

2021-07-01

Issue

Section

Heritage in danger

Author Biographies

Tatsuyuki Maeda, Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation and Restoration Project

(Tokyo, Japan, 1967). Graduated in Marketing from Nihon University in Tokyo in 1991. After working in an advertising company consulting client branding and promotion for 27 years, he founded the Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation and Restoration Project and has been a representative of the project since 2014.

Yuka Yoshida, Showcase Tokyo Architecture Tour

(Shizuoka, Japan, 1981). Graduated in Japanese culture and folklore at Musashi University in 2004. After working for an Australian tour company for seven years as a tour guide and the director of the Japan Management Team, she founded the agency Showcase Tokyo Architecture Tour, with nationally licensed tour guides since 2014.