I know there is a lot of pressure for the Nakagin Capsule Tower to be pulled down and a new building to be put up and replaced and I do understand that there are market forces involved but it would be a real shame that such a iconic building would be lost to future generations.
Here some more photos of the Nakagin Capsule Tower building itself mainly interiors and on walkways connecting the two towers as well as from the roof.
The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo was a building that I fell in love with and grabbed my attention from the very first time I ever saw a photo of it and has still has me feeling that way after being lucky enough to stay in there back in May of this year.
I will be posting 3 post to cover the photos I took while there one post from inside of the room I stayed one from the building itself and finally one of around the building.
Architect and designer Kisho Kurokawa was part of the example of Japanese Metabolism, an architectural movement emblematic of Japan’s postwar cultural resurgence. The building needs some serious money spent on it to bring it back to its days of glory back in 1972 as it still exists today but has fallen into disrepair since it was first opened.
I’m just trying out a bit of a photoessay on a building that I had noticed for a while now that had a red spotlight on the side of it and made the effort to go and take a few photos of it, using the red as a focal point.
Unfortunately or as it turned out fortunately it was raining when I took the shots, so I popped down after work and grabbed my shots trying to keep the camera dry and work a couple of angles trying to keep the rain of the lens.
it was a interesting and fun exercise which I will repeat again I’m sure ….
I have taken some photos of the new University of Bristol Life Sciences building on Tyndall Avenue. I am really liking the architectural abstract parts of the building a lot, there are some great lines and curves. It’s nice to see a new building that isn’t a straight and boring box, like so many of the new buildings in Bristol.