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Dezeen Agenda newsletter features demolition of the Nakagin Capsule Tower

May 3, 2022 Kate McCusker 0

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features the dismantling of the iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now! Exclusive video footage by Dezeen shows the dismantling of Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower in the Ginza neighbourhood of Tokyo, which is set to be demolished. One of the few remaining

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Footage reveals demolition of Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo

April 29, 2022 James Parkes 0
The tower is being demolished

This exclusive video footage by Dezeen shows the demolition and dismantling of Kisho Kurokawa’s metabolism Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo. The dismantling of the iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower, which was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, comes after the building fell into disrepair. Built in 1972 in the Ginza neighbourhood of Tokyo, the Nakagin Capsule Tower is

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Japan’s tallest building tops out in Tokyo

April 25, 2022 James Parkes 0
Render of Tokyo's skyline with the completed A District tower

Architecture studio Pelli Clarke & Partners’ 330-metre-tall A District tower has topped out in central Tokyo, making it Japan’s tallest building. Located in central Tokyo’s Toronamon-Azabudai District, the mixed-use tower – one of a complex of three skyscrapers that Pelli Clarke & Partners is designing for developer Mori – has reached its full height. At

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Demolition of iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower begins in Tokyo

April 12, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior of Nakagin Capsule Tower

The dismantling of the metabolist Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo has begun, with the interiors of its modular capsule homes already resembling a “demolition site”. The iconic Japanese housing block, which was designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa, is being demolished due to the decay of its concrete and steel structure. Its interiors are in the process

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Apollo Architects & Associates arranges Tokyo house around hidden courtyards

March 15, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior of concrete Timeless residence in Tokyo

A pair of internal courtyards filled with plants bring daylight and greenery into the living spaces of this home designed by Apollo Architects & Associates for a site in central Tokyo. The clients for the Timeless residence, a couple who had lived at the property in Tokyo’s Minamiaoyama district for many years, wanted to redevelop

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Kengo Kuma tucks Japanese student hub under wooden bleachers

January 14, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Stepped roof of student hub by Kengo Juma & Associates

A sloped roof lined with wooden bleachers and plants conceals the student hub that Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates has created for the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Named the Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza, the building sits partially below ground and is intended to emulate a landform or river delta “that spills into the

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Flooat creates “fluctuating landscape” inside publishing office near Tokyo

October 24, 2021 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of Kadokawa office in Tokorozawa

Design studio Flooat has used elevated work areas, structural columns and chunky plinths to simulate natural topography inside the offices of book publisher Kadokawa in Japan. The 9,000-square-metre workspace, dubbed Kadokawa Tokorozawa Campus, is situated just north of Tokyo in the city of Tokorozawa. Local studio Flooat was tasked with designing its spacious interior and decided

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Snøhetta organises Pangaea co-working space in Tokyo around “super furniture”

September 30, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Wooden super furniture in Pangaea co-working by Snøhetta for Digital Garage

Huge ribbons of wood provide desk surfaces in this co-working space in Tokyo, created by architecture firm Snøhetta for Japanese tech company Digital Garage. Snøhetta developed both the interior design and the visual identity for Digital Garage’s new co-working brand, Pangaea. The company plans to open workspaces in its various office locations around the world.

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Nikken Sekkei’s Ariake Gymnastics Centre celebrates timber construction

September 22, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Ariake Gymnastics Centre by Nikken Sekke

One of the largest timber-framed roofs in the world spans 90 metres over the arena of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, designed by Japanese practice Nikken Sekkei for the delayed 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The structure, located a short distance from Tokyo’s centre in Koto City, was originally unveiled in 2019 and has been

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Kiyoaki Takeda designs Tsuruoka House to accommodate both people and plants

August 30, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Tsuruoka House in Tokyo by Kiyoaki Takeda Architects

Japanese studio Kiyoaki Takeda Architects has completed a plant-covered house in Tokyo featuring vaulted slabs filled with soil for growing plants. Kiyoaki Takeda, founder of Kiyoaki Takeda Architects, designed the Tsuruoka House after reading an article in the scientific journal Nature explaining that the mass of human-made objects had now exceeded that of all living biomass.

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