This project began as a renovation of a unit in Kisho Kurokawa’s Metabolist opus, the Nakagin Capsule Tower. It involved repairing a leaking ceiling, fixing hinges and handles, replacing rotten wood, sanding walls, and repainting. The finished room, which was listed on Airbnb, included a custom guest book, an info board explaining the building’s history, and customized furniture including a Hans Wegner daybed that was partially deconstructed and fitted into the space.
The scope of work extended beyond the capsule to a visual identity for the Save Nakagin Capsule Tower Project, the client’s personal effort to help preserve the building. A set of graphic standards were developed and applied to a range of products. These items were sold to Airbnb guests to help fund the preservation effort.