Japan is one of the countries in the world where the problem of lack of living space is particularly relevant. The inhabitants of Tokyo and other cities in the country have been worried about this for several decades. The architect Kise Kurakavo proposed an original variant for solving this problem. In 1972 he built the residential complex under the name 'Nakagin Kapselturm', which immediately became the architectural monument of the world.
Instead of the typical large apartments, 140 tiny capsule modules were set up in the building, which are actually the independent elements of the construction. If any module has decayed, you can easily remove it from the general design and replace it with the new module. The complex 'Nakagin Capsule Tower' consists of two towers, one of them 11, and the other - has 13 floors. The inhabitants of the unusual house have the tiny capsule rooms furnished with the stylish design furniture and modern technology. Each capsule has the small round window and the comfortable lighting system.
The unique residential complex is found for those city dwellers who can not afford the typical apartment. However, the original building also has some disadvantages. Asbestos was used in the construction of the towers, whose negative influence on health has long been confirmed by scientists from around the world. In the year 2007 the question about reconstruction of the residential complex was rolled up for the first time. At present, the project of its global conversion is being developed. To the beginning - Narrowest House in the World
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