Step inside micro-capsule-apartments vol.5


Visit-1:《New Shimbashi Building》by Matsuda Hirada, 1971

Visit-2:《Shizuoka Broadcasting Center》by Kenzo Tange, 1968

Visit-3:《Nakagin Capsule Tower Building》by Kisho Kurokawa, 1972


Participant: 3

Navigator: Nahoko Wada




We started the tour from Shimbashi station. We enjoyed to explore New Shimbashi building at the beginning. Then, we arrived Nakagin Capsule Tower. In the Capsule Prof. Wada gave us a mini-lecture about Metabolism architecture through PPT on the monitor. We discussed how to preserve the building. After her lecture, the participants could understand the severe situation and problems.


We exchanged many opinions; For instance, a guest gave an example of Olympiastadion München in German.


It was a great experience for me to be able to know various attitudes toward historical architecture.


Report: Aki Akioka (Internship student)

Master course student of Tokyo University