Nakagin Capsule Tower 1972
Kisho Kurokawa

In conceiving of the organic capacities of architecture, the Metabolism movement's concepts evolved from core tenets into subsidiary designs. Through impermanence, adaptability and Japanese culture, Metabolism as a movement developed with the Nakagin Capsule Tower as an archetype.

Team:
Emily Alexander, Katelynn Black, Rachel Cohen-Murison, Jason Wu

Short clips taken from:
Objectified
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Last Samurai
SHIBUYA CROSSING IN HD

Music taken from:
On the beautiful Blue Danube (Zubin Mehta)
Lady Labyrinth (Ludovico Einaudi)
In Principio (Ludovico Einaudi)
UNO (Ludovico Einaudi)
Windansea (The Sunsets)

Images taken from:
Nakagin Capsule Tower
archdaily.com/110745/ad-classics-nakagin-capsule-tower-kisho-kurokawa/

Nakagin Capsule Tower 1975
(Kurokawa, Metabolism, 1977)

Ginza District
gizmoweb.org/2011/10/project-japan-metabolism-talks%E2%80%A6-eventually-on-release/

Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima, 1945
superclass5-6.blogspot.com/2011/04/atomic-bomb-in-hiroshima.html

Metabolism Concept Diagram
microlivingjohanna.blogspot.com/2011/02/japanese-metabolists.html

The City as an Organic Being
paavo.tumblr.com/post/14224368575

City in the Sky
(Kurokawa, Metabolism and Symbiosis, 2005)

Marine City
(Ibid)

Beautillion Structure
(Ibid)

Beautillion Interior
(Ibid)

Tokyo Bay, Kenzo Tange
notes.husk.org/post/89027770/metabolist-plans-for-tokyo-bay-a-larger-version

Nakagin Capsule Tower
(Ibid)

Capsules
(Tammy Gaber)

Kurokawa`s Metabolism Poster
spoon-tamago.com/2011/11/21/metabolism-poster-by-kisho-kurokawa/

Archigram Poster
(Ibid)

Cover Art for Dennis Crompton’s “Concerning Archigram”
archigram.net/projects_pages/sprayplastichouse.html

Walking City as portrayed on the cover of an issue of “Archigram” magazine
(Ibid)

Archigram Group
a-01.ch/archives/tag/transformer

Compilation of Walking City, Instant City, and Plug-In-City
openbuildings.com/buildings/walking-city-profile-39003

Instant CIty
(Ibid)

Walking CIty
(Ibid)

Sequencing of Instant City
(Ibid)

Section through pod
archigram.net/projects_pages/living_pod.html

Model of pod
(Ibid)

Plug-In City
(Ibid)

Pompideau Centre
(Ibid)

Collage of Plug-In City
placesinparis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Centre-Pompidou-Paris-Dark.jpg

Plug-In Diagram
(Ibid)

Plug-In Capsules
(Ibid)

Plug-In Plans
(Ibid)

Plug-In Axo
(Ibid)

Osaka Expo
grainedit.com/2010/05/27/expo-70-japan/

Building the Capsules
(Ibid)

Welding the Capsules
(Ibid)

Capsule Structure, Storage and Shipping
(Ibid)

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