Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa (黒川 紀章) was born on April 8th, 1924 in Kanie, Aichi, and was a founding father of the Metabolist movement of architecture.
The idea of the 1960’s post-war Metabolist movement was to create megastructures that honored organic and biological growth.
One of his most unique designs is the Nakagin Capsule Tower, which houses both residents and offices, and is located in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan.
He was the architect for the National Art Center in Minato District, Roppongi, Tokyo.
He was also the creator of the beautiful spire of Wheelock Place on Orchard Road in Singapore.
While holding to natural patterns, he created a variety of different designs. Here is a another unique structure by Kisho Kurokawa, the Nagoya City Art Museum.
Along with Gerrit Rietveld, Kisho Kurokawa was a designer of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
I hope you enjoyed this mini tour of the works of this Metabolist master. I could explore these buildings all day!