, one of the greatest exponents of contemporary architecture, has died in Tokyo
at the age of 73 from a heart attack.
A student of Kenzo Tange
, in the 1960s he was one of the youngest founders of the Metabolist Movement
, which sprang from the desire to promote an architecture that would follow the rapid growth of Japanese cities. This theory distinguished many of his works and is characterised by a structural basis inspired by DNA cells or other, similar structures.
The Nakagin Capsule Tower
(in the photo) remains perhaps his most famous work, known also to non experts.