Building before its time

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  1. Kish

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    This building is called the Nakagin Capsule Tower.

    Designed by the late Kurokawa Kisho, this building was build in the early '70s as a new concept capsule building. Each room was built in with the latest technology available, and the thinking was that, as technology improved, new blocks would be built, the old ones would be pulled out and replaced with the new, hence the tenant would always be living in lap of latest luxury.

    Unfortunately, the capsules were never updated, and now the building is in severe disrepair. Now there are talks of demolishing this building.

    KISHO KUROKAWA

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    when i first saw the photo i thought it's a photo manipulation with washing machines stacked up together :lol: very nice
     
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    Great shots :)
     
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    horrible fate for that very cool building
     
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    Yeah, it is a shame. Looking at the building, its obvious it has seen better days....

    The owner's association is trying to do what it can to preserve the building and make the necessary repairs, and has enlisted the help of Kurokawa's estate for the funds.
     
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    Cool building. Cool concept. To bad it didn't work. I have to mention, however, that it does remind me of a stack of front loading washers :shock: :)
     
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    I love the sky! Cool building, cool shots
     
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