Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo was built in 1972 and designed by avant-garde architect Kisho Kurokawa. The building forms part of the Metabolist Movement intended to promote biological processes and served as a prototype for sustainable architecture.
It was the first concrete building to have 140 removable rooms intended to allow the building easy restoration over time. About 100 square feet in size, the small spaces are used for both living and offices.
In the book ‘1972’ Photographer Noritaka Minami retails a 3 year long series of the structure and inside the small living and working quarters.