Nakagin Capsule Tower

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Nakagin Capsule Tower information

Location
Tokyo , Japan
Address
8-16-10 Ginza
Chūō-ku
Getting there
Subway: Ōedo line to Tsukijishijō, exit A3
More information
www.nakagincapsule.com
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A Facebook campaign has been started by some residents and fans to save Kurokawa Kisho's early-1970s building, which is a seminal work of Metabolist architecture. The tower's self-contained pods, which can be removed whole from a central core and replaced elsewhere, are in various states of decay but it's still a very impressive design. It's possible to arrange to stay here via Airbnb.