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Kisho Kurokawa – Buildings, chronological:

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Dates built: 1970-72
Kisho Kurokawa Buildings Nakagin Capsule Tower Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
photograph : Kakidai, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a mixed-use residential and office tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and located in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan. Completed in just 30 days in 1972, the building is a rare remaining example of Japanese Metabolism, an architectural movement emblematic of Japan’s postwar cultural resurgence.

Sony Tower, Osaka, Japan
Dates built: 1972-76

Tateshina Planetarium, Hiroshima, Japan
Date built: 1976

Japanese Red Cross Society – Headquarters, Tokyo
Dates built: 1975-77

National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
Dates built: 1973-77

Saitama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
Dates built: 1978-82

National Bunraku Theater, Osaka
Dates built: 1979-83

Wacoal Kojimachi Building, Tokyo
Dates built: 1982-84

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Dates built: 1983-87

Japanese-German Center of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Dates built: 1985-88

Osaka Prefectural Government Offices, Osaka

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

Chinese-Japanese Youth Center, Beijing, China

Okinawa Prefectural Government Headquarters, Okinawa, Japan

The Sporting Club at Illinois Center, Chicago, USA

Melbourne Central, Melbourne, Australia

Nara City Museum of Photography, Nara, Japan

Louvain-La-Neuve Museum, Belgium

Pacific Tower, Paris, France

Ehime Museum of Science, Ehime, Japan

Ishibashi Junior High School, Tochigi, Japan

The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan

Hotel Kyocera, Kagoshima, Japan

Kibi-cho City Hall / Kibi Dome, Wakayama, Japan

Fukui City Museum of Art, Fukui, Japan

Fujinomiya Golf Club, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan

Kashima-machi City Hall, Kumamoto, Japan

Shiga Kogen Roman Art Museum, Yamanouchi, Japan

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Van Gogh Museum – New Wing, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama, Japan

Osaka International Convention Centre, Osaka

Oita Stadium, Oita, Japan

Toyota City Stadium, Toyota City, Japan

Astana International Airport, Astana, Kazakhstan

National Gallery in Tokyo, Roppongi, Tokyo

Singapore Flyer – observation wheel, Marina Bay, Singapore
Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates with DP Architects

Astana – Masterplan, Kazakhstan
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Zenit Stadium, St.Petersburg, Russia

Maggie’s Centre Swansea, Wales, UK

St Petersburg football stadium, Russia

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Location: 9-5-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, eastern Asia

Kisho Kurokawa Further Information

Japanese architect – one of Metabolist Movement founders in 1960

Office of Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates established in 1962, Tokyo, Japan.

Nakagin Capsule Tower building:
Nakagin Capsule Tower building in Tokyo
photograph : scarletgreen, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Born: 8 April 1934, in Kanie, Aichi, Japan
Died: 12 October 2007, aged 73, in Tokyo, Japan

Kisho Kurokawa studied architecture at Kyoto University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1957. He then attended University of Tokyo, under the supervision of Kenzo Tange. Kurokawa received a master’s degree in 1959.

Kurokawa then went on to study for a doctorate of philosophy, but dropped out in 1964. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Architecture by the Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia on 7 September 2002.

Nakagin Capsule Tower in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan:
Nakagin Capsule Tower Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
photograph : Kakidai, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

With colleagues, he co-founded the Metabolist Movement in 1960. Members were known as Metabolists.

It was a radical Japanese avant-garde movement pursuing the merging and recycling of architecture styles within an Asian context. The movement was very successful, peaking when its members received praise for the Takara Cotillion Beautillion at the Osaka World Expo 1970. The group was dismantled shortly thereafter.

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Kasho Gyoen Hotel Accommodation, Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan
Architects: Hiramoto Design Studio
Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido
photography: Koji Fujii / Nacása&Partners Inc
Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido

The Clearwater Building, Niseko, Hokkaido, Northern Japan
Design: Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates
The Clearwater Building
photography : Junji Kojima / 45gPhotography, Aaron Jamieson
The Clearwater Building in Hokkaido

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