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Nakagin Capsule Tower

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Identification

Nakagin Capsule Tower
105133

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
light gray
brutalism

Usages

residential
shop(s)

Facts

  • The Nakagin Capsule Tower is the world's first capsule architecture built for actual use.
  • The capsules are clustered around two cores, each with a diagonally 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 measures 2.3m x 3.8m x 2.1m.
  • The capsules are connected to the main shafts by only 4 high-tension bolts and are designed to be replaceable.

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Location

16-10, Ginza 8
8-16-10 Ginza
104-0061
Chuo-ku
Tokyo
Tokyo-to
Japan

Technical Data

177.17 ft
177.17 ft
13
1
1970
1972

Involved Companies

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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