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Nakagin Capsule Tower

6-10, 8 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo Japan

Construction Dates
Floor Count13
Basement Floors1
Floor Area3,091 m²
Building Uses
 - hotel
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - concrete core
Architectural Style
 - brutalist
 - steel
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof154 ft
Measured from drawings and information on capsule dimensions

This Metabolist building consists of a service core, with guest room capsules plugged into the side. The capsules are a couple of cubic meters each and contain a efficiently designed room inspired by spacecraft living quarters.

Capsule hotels, while popular in Japan for their low cost, have not caught on anywhere else.

Architect: Kisho Kurokawa

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Drawing by A Twu
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