Yoshitaka Kataoka, Director of LAETOLI claims, “Although we believe that it is unavoidable to demolish the ageing and dangerous Nakagin Building, it is a work that represents Kisho Kurokawa's Metabolism philosophy.”
With the ongoing dismantlement of Nakagin Capsule Tower since April, Kisho Kurokawa Architect and Associates (KKAA) collaborates with KABUKI-X to release a virtual likeness of the tower as an NFT on OpenSea. The Nakagin Capsule Tower will be built as a 3D CAD model based on architectural drawings by BDP.
KKAA states that it will release the model in two variants: the first NFT will provide the holder with rights to build the Nakagin Tower in the real world, with KKAA lending their assistance in reconstructing the tower (in accordance with the laws of the nation).
The second variant of the NFT will grant its owner metaverse space rights to reconstruct it virtually.
Both versions are available for auction on OpenSea’s marketplace, with the 1 WETH as the starting bid. Lastly, the auctions for both NFTs will end on October 20.