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Composed of 140 prefabricated capsules attached to two reinforced-concrete service core frames, Tokyo’s Nakagin Tower embodied architect Kishō Kurokawa’s vision of the capsule as the primary unit for the future city, itself an aggregation of individual unit spaces. In danger of demolition for more than a decade, the 1972 building stands as an icon of Metabolist architecture and the progenitor of urban capsule hotels.
For two centuries, Palenque was the most important city on the far western periphery of the Maya world. Its unique architecture employed new vaulting systems and imported materials, likely brought in tribute. More paintings, stuccoes, and limestone sculptures survive in its palace than at any other single Maya building, and the cross-vaulted crypt in the Temple of Inscriptions employs engineering unrivalled in its time.
In this update, Grove Art publishes 13 new and 47 revised articles.