Noritaka Minami

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Facade I, 2011

Archival pigment print, 40" x 50"

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From the series “1972” (2010 – present).

In the city of Tokyo, a building stands as an anachronism in relation to the surrounding landscape. The building in question is the Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa (1934 – 2007), one of the leading members of an experimental architectural movement in the 1960s called Metabolism. As the first apartment in history to feature replaceable capsule housing units, the Nakagin Capsule Tower was promoted to symbolize “the dawn of the capsule age” when it opened in 1972.

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