25.09.13 by Jeff

Noritaka Minami

Photographer Noritaka Minami

“1972”, photos of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, by Noritaka Minami. The building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa with interchangeable capsules so that the structure could be continually updated. But that was not the case, none of the “futuristic” units were ever replaced, and the building slowly deteriorated. Minami shot this series in 2011 as plans were announced to demolish the building.

More images below!


Photographer Noritaka Minami

 

Photographer Noritaka Minami

 

Photographer Noritaka Minami

 

Photographer Noritaka Minami

 

Photographer Noritaka Minami

 

Photographer Noritaka Minami

 

Photographer Noritaka Minami

 

noritakaminami.com

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • erica

    These are nuts. I love seeing how different people use the space.

    • love to see more of the empty ones too with just a different image out the window

  • Guest

    pitty the tower was taken down ;__;





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