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Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier

  • 02:00 - 22 January, 2017
Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG  © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG  © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG  © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG  +21

  • Curators

    Filipe Magalhães + Ana Luisa Soares
  • Exhibitions Contents

    Filipe Magalhães + Ana Luisa Soares
  • Graphic Design

    Sandra Shizuka + Pedro Gonçalves
  • Sponsors

    Medidata, For your home, Catari
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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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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.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Metabolism’s biggest icon is sick and stands today only as a remembrance of a future that never happened.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Axonometric
Axonometric

Anticlimax was an exhibition about the contemporary routine of a fallen hero. While presenting its current condition, the exhibition intended to illustrate the contemporary daily life of one of the most iconic buildings of the 20th Century.

Courtesy of Fala Atelier
Courtesy of Fala Atelier

Exhibiting the former metabolist superstar in Portugal was also a provocation and the layout for the exhibition was a necessary curatorial dead-end: presenting the Nakagin in a traditional way would be conceptually wrong. The exhibition happens in an almost negligent way, reflecting the condition of the building, bringing its sense of scale and repetition to the Sinel de Cordes Palace.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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Floor Plans
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier" [Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier] 22 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/800481/anticlimax-a-report-on-the-metabolist-dream-nakagin-capsule-tower-tokyo-1972-2013-fala-atelier/>
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