Living in a Washing Machine.
March 25, 2012 5:41 PM Subscribe
posted by steamynachos (14 comments total)
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The Nakagin Capsule Tower (slyt)
is a prime example
of the uniquely Japanese architecture known as "Metabolism"
, as well as the main inspiration for Tokyo's famous Capsule Hotels
. The most unique feature of this building style is the interchangeability of the individual units, supposedly to allow it to adapt to changes in density and lifestyle (although that plan hasn't exactly panned out). Local residents are calling for the tower to be demolished, although a group of architects are trying to preserve it as an architectural landmarkPreviously