February 19, 2010

Remodeling Nakagin Capsule Tower with Bonzai 3D & BIM exercises with Allplan

The Nakagin capsule Tower is the pioneer of capsule architecture built for actual use.

Kisho Kurokawa introduced the idea of metabolism, the architecture which based on concept “plug-in” building.
Metabolism building is designed with characters of recyclable, exchangeability, is prototype of sustainability architecture.

These capsules are clustered around two cores, each with diagonal sloping roof and pointed top. Each box shaped living unit was designed with built in stereos and calculators for single business workers.
The capsules were prefabricated complete with furniture and appliances.
Each capsule was connected to the main shafts by only 4 high tension bolt and are designed to be replaceable.

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