LOCATED IN GINZA, A PRIME DISTRICT IN TOKYO – NAGAKIN TOWER IS A 13 STOREYS TOWER DESIGNED BY KISHO KUROKAWA IN 1972. THE TOWER HAS SET THE AESTHETICS TYPICAL OF ARCHITECTURAL DYSTOPIAS: PURE 70S HEROIC BRUTALISM WITH A VISION OF ALIENATION.
Today, the tower has fallen into disrepair. I grew obsessed with the tower & its madly visionary architect – by bringing the future into the present, and the tragedy of not able to dictate the evolution once human/economics imperfection intervenes. I attempt to construct an imaginary Kafkaesque narrative on someone (The architect) being trapped in his own tubula-rasa, trying to escape for the crumbling meta-textual stage of his own creation.