Sunday, August 9, 2015

Nakagin Capsule Tower

The old school new school. The future stillborn in the past. Much of Tokyo has this sort of retro futurism that is cool and disarming. One of the icons that represent this aesthete is the classic Nakagin Capsule Tower, which you can Airbnb now. I will definitely stay there next time I am in Japan. I always pass by it and wonder what the hell is inside. It is very very curious looking.

 It is tall and modular and has this old future about it, a future that was more imagination that reality 

 Many of the windows look covered in garbage, but the location near Ginza and Tsukiji is prime 

 I love the metal that protrudes off of the top, reminiscent of something out of Midgar

Just bizarre