In the mid 1960’s and early 1970’s a movement was underway in Japan and other corners of the world. The movement was known as Metabolism and symbolized a new way of living. Kisho Kurokawa designed and led the building of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, a visionary living environment built of individual cubed living spaces. The cubes stacked one upon another towering over the city forming a living facility of futuristic intent, the only building of its kind. Today, this impressive feat of design and lifestyle option is about to be torn down to be replaced by traditional apartment buildings, but before it exits our reality, Noritaka Minami has taken on the task of documenting and capturing this unique architectural structure. His 1972 collection shows us life inside and outside the cube.
It does present an intriguing question. Is this style of life what faces our future travelers to Mars?
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