The Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo



my father works in the construction industry, so he knows alot about buildings. sometimes i think that's why i like architecture so much. it's probably in the blood. ever since i was a kid, i have been in awe of buildings: their structure, their size, their material, and naturally, the stories they contain.

this article about the Nakagin Capsule Tower on the now-defunct PingMag reminds me of the strange allure of architecture.



this is like something from the future, caught in the past.



and from this view, the Nakagin Capsule Tower looks even more like an alien, or at least a time traveler. it just doesn't look like it's from our time.




the interior of the tower is another throw back into another era. this is how they used to imagine the future would look like: clean lines, minimal, alot of white space. in a way, it turned out to be true (Apple and their worldwide domination with their ipods and iphones).

would you kill to live in somewhere like that?

i would.

photo credits: PingMag