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.

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

Short clips taken from:
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Last Samurai

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

Nakagin Capsule Tower 1975
(Kurokawa, Metabolism, 1977)

Ginza District

Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima, 1945

Metabolism Concept Diagram

The City as an Organic Being

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

Marine City

Beautillion Structure

Beautillion Interior

Tokyo Bay, Kenzo Tange

Nakagin Capsule Tower

(Tammy Gaber)

Kurokawa`s Metabolism Poster

Archigram Poster

Cover Art for Dennis Crompton’s “Concerning Archigram”

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

Archigram Group

Compilation of Walking City, Instant City, and Plug-In-City

Instant CIty

Walking CIty

Sequencing of Instant City

Section through pod

Model of pod

Plug-In City

Pompideau Centre

Collage of Plug-In City

Plug-In Diagram

Plug-In Capsules

Plug-In Plans

Plug-In Axo

Osaka Expo

Building the Capsules

Welding the Capsules

Capsule Structure, Storage and Shipping

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