Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka Japan- Wednesday, September 19th 2012.
This unusual architecture is titled “Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA -In Memory of Helen Keller-.” Completed in 2005, the building has attracted visitors from around the world. It has been featured in countless articles in the press both in Japan and abroad. Most people expect a relaxing and comfortable place at home, but that is not what you get here. The Reversible Destiny Foundation is an artist’s-architects-poets group formed by Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa. Reversible Destiny Lofts are currently used as residential and educational and cultural facilities. Some of these units are available for long and short-term lease. These lofts look gorgeous and aren’t meant for children. The building provides different uses for each individual according to their physical abilities. The floors are all bumpy and at odd angles, there is no way to use anything like furniture in there, and the concrete walls floors and ceilings make them feel cold and dead, no matter how colorful they are. The nine-unit multiple Lofts are dazzling cheerfully painted.
Reversible Destiny Lofts look cool and all, but they are absolutely impossible to live in. In fact the house looks quite restless, with a dizzying array of colors, uneven floors, and inconvenient placement of furniture, irregularly shaped walls, a transparent bathroom wall and more. The architectural projects have included residences, parks and plans for housing complexes and neighborhoods. These lofts reflexively articulate the residents’ operative tendencies and coordinating skills essential to and determinative of human thought and behavior; which means to say, the lofts manage, by virtue of how they are constructed, to reveal to their residents the ins and outs of what makes a person, in this case the resident. It’s developed a small apartment complex that is anything but comfortable and calming. So what are you waiting for, just copy the design to your house.