by Kisho Kurakawa, Japan, 1972.
The Nakagin Capsule Tower was designed to be the perfect machine for bachelor living. Each 12x6x6 capsule, with porthole window at one end, was completely modular and adaptable to the needs of its particular inhabitant. The full potential of the project was never realized and now exists as a testament to the modernist desire for pod living.
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Shown: Spa Fasano at Hotel Fasano Punta del Este designed by Isay Weinfeld