The rights to rebuild Japan’s iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower – currently in the middle of demolition – are being auctioned off, and they include a metaverse and real-life version.
Architecture enthusiasts were shocked to hear that the modular building, designed and built by Kisho Kurokawa, was being demolished. While discussions regarding its demolition have been ongoing since 2006; however, it wasn’t until this year that a crew moved into the building to demolish the Tokyo landmark of 50 years old.
However, the late Kurokawa’s studio is now auctioning a pair of NFTs on Opensea, which would give the owner the rights to reconstruct the tower – known and loved for its capsular apartments, which had originally been designed to be ‘unplugged’ and replaced over time.
Bids close for each NFT on October 20, 2022
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