architects_ fala atelier, (filipe magalhães + ana luisa soares).
exhibition _ close, closer associated project 2013 lisbon architecture triennale
dates_25.10.2013 – 15.12.2013
exhibition contents filipe magalhães + ana luisa soares
graphic design_ sandra shizuka + pedro gonçalves
exhibition photos_ fernando guerra (fg+sg)
sponsors_ medidata, for your home, catari.
from the architects_Finding a place to live in Tokyo isn’t easy. Most of the available options are expensive and usually located far from the center. Typologically, the Nakagin Capsule Tower continues to prove that it makes sense. Designed by Kisho Kurokawa
and built in 1972, it represented
a new typology and a different approach to the idea of urban renewal.
Nevertheless, forty years later, it is clear that something went wrong along the way. The building is getting emptier and several of the capsules are abandoned, rotten, leaking. Some of the owners want to demolish it; a few offer resistance. Each capsule was supposed to last 20 years but twice the time has passed.