Monthly archives of “November 2014

Nakagin Capsule Tower

NAKAGIN CAPSULE TOWER | Tokyo

LOCATION: 8-16-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan ARCHITECT: Kisho Kurakawa DATES: 1970-1972 Site Visit(s): Sun Nov 2, Mon Nov 3 2014 ___________________________________________ Kisho Kurakawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, repeatedly under threat of the wrecking ball, remains standing. And while yes technically the building’s capsules are constructed of […]

Oita Library

OITA PREFECTURAL LIBRARY | Oita

LOCATION: 3-31 Niagemachi, Oita, Oita Prefecture 870-0046, Japan ARCHITECT: Arata Isozaki DATES: 1964-1966 NOTES: Now Oita Art Plaza. Oita Library has since relocated, but building has been thoughtfully converted by Arata Isozaki himself into an “art complex”––a unique circumstance for an architect to be able […]