Today residential buildings are designed to be unique. More the design, higher is the price. But the picture of the building shown above is not exactly a “today’s” building. It is the “Nakagin Capsule Tower” in Japan. Built in 1970 by late Japanese architect Kurokawa Kisho, this building consists of 14 floors and is composed of 140 individual capsules designed to be either apartments or business offices.
It’s a pity that this futuristic looking building is actually going to be taken down, because of reported design flaws and the lack of maintenance. Nevertheless, the overall concept and design of the building is definitely pioneering and inspiring.