01 December, 2008

Kisho Kurokawa in Second Life (Completed)

"Nakagin Capsule Tower" (Original architecture was created by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa in 1972) in Second Life is open to public now. This is a typical architectural work of the metabolism of Japan (Wikipedia).


Kisho Kurokawa in SL

In this project, the scale of original construction is faithfully reproduced. Because it doesn't suit the size of avatar, it looks very small. It is also difficult to enter the entrance.

However, we gave priority to value as "Historic site" because the original had been decided to be demolished. Many architecture of the modernism will receive the life in the near future. 3D Internet such as Second Life might become a platform to preserve them.

  • Production: Hidenori Watanave Laboratory @ Tokyo Metropolitan University + Atelier Ten
  • Original design + project cooperation: Kisho Kurokawa architecture and urban design office
  • Produce: Nikkei architecture

Related:Photosynth of Nakagin Capsule Tower

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