Capsule tower in Tokyo at risk

DOCOMOMO International has to report that the demolition of Kisho Kurokawa’s iconic metabolist building has started in April 2022. Despite many initiatives of residents, owners and activists it was not possible to find an investor who could preserve and renovate the whole building. 

Read more background information about the Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation and Restoration Project in the Docomomo Journal 65 Housing For All, “The real reason why Nakagin Capsule Tower was never metabolized”. Some individual capsules may be preserved, reused or recycled. An initiative had started 3D digital archiving project to document the entire building.

Read more : Demolition of iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower begins in Tokyo (Dezeen)