FINALIST of Re-Draw.05: Nakagin Capsule Tower
Re-Draw.05: Nakagin Capsule Tower
Name: Sana Naeem
Institution / Company: Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
The Nakagin Capsule Tower’s introspective past is reimagined in a groundbreaking transformation, turning its interior outwards to embrace its surroundings. Originally a haven for urban transition, it now merges architectural innovation with culinary delight—a haven for weary souls seeking tranquility and flavor-rich solace. This reimagination is an urban sanctuary amidst the city’s pulse, where enlarged circular windows symbolize openness and connection. An exterior walkway weaves through capsules, bridging culinary exploration and architectural marvel.
Capsules evolve into culinary cocoons, uniting cultures through food’s universal language. This vibrant food hub blends culinary traditions, fusing Japan’s essence with subcontinental richness. Embark on a sensory journey, as Japan’s flavors meld with subcontinental spices. Capsules become communal spaces, where colleagues, friends, and strangers gather to share stories and savor diverse delicacies. This unconventional food court nurtures both body and spirit, fostering connections beyond daily monotony.