japanese architecture took a daring glance at a possible future when, in 1972, kisho kurokawa completed
the 'nakagin capsule tower building'. the two towers were built on the idea that structures, much like in nature,
could be created out of cells. 140 individual pods could be changed and moved as needed, creating a flexible
and adaptable unit. the towers consisted of a fixed central column to which these individual capsules
could be bolted and removed with four high-tension bolts. the idea was that every 25 years or so,
the pods could be replaced, giving the building a 200 year life span.