February 11, 2010

Re-Modeling Nakagin Capsule Tower by using Rhino Grasshopper and Sketchup 7

The Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa and located in Shimbashi, Tokyo.The Tower was composed by prefabric capsules.Those capsules in different positionsof the tower have different altitudes.The altitudes are relating to the positions of platforms in the traffic core, which combine with those prefabric units.And most of the orientations of capsules were fixed in existing building ,only those capsules in the corner of each tower have uncertained orientations.

To re-modeling and generating the nakagin capsule tower ,I firstly studied the interesting building logic of Kisho Kurokawa.I conclude the idea of matabolism is qute faciniting .Although the tower looks very complicated, but the logic is quite clear and easy. Therefore ,with the clear and easy logic , the model could be generated and modeled quickly by several simple operations of grasshopper and sketchup 7.

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