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Nakagin Capsule Tower – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Nakagin Capsule Tower
Location: Ginza neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan
Completion Date: 1972
Architect: Kisho Kurokawa (黒川 紀章)
Structural Engineers: Gengo Matsui + ORS
Electrical Engineers: Electrical Equipment Planning Laboratory
General Contractor: Taisei Corporation

AE Interests: 1st capsule architecture; Steel & reinforced concrete material; 2 interconnected concrete towers (core structure); Replaceable/removable premade cubic capsules (individual units); 4 high-tension bolts hold capsules to main shafts; May be renovated or demolished

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Written by Tammy Pham

August 31, 2010 at 2:39 am

Posted in Built

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