The Reversible Destiny Lofts Renowned for Their Atypical Design

28.03.2019

Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka – In Memory of Helen Keller / Created in 2005 by Arakawa and Madeline Gins / ©2005 Estate of Madeline Gins

The Reversible Destiny Lofts were designed by Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa, two internationally renowned Japanese architects. Their ‘house-obstacles’ innovate not only with their external appearance but also through the arrangement of the interior space.

Design quirks are abundant, for example, to access the verandas, you must lower yourself or crawl in order to reach the small door. The narrow interior passages require residents to be constantly flexing and contorting their bodies. While relatively impractical, if not totally illogical, these lofts and their unusual design tend to confuse visitors.

The multi-colored constructions of disparate shapes rethink architecture in all its forms, for there is no sense of space or balance which, however, have always been the fundamental principles of home design. These atypical buildings attract an endless stream of visitors, while some are available for residential or short term rental.

Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka – In Memory of Helen Keller / Created in 2005 by Arakawa and Madeline Gins / ©2005 Estate of Madeline Gins

Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka – In Memory of Helen Keller / Created in 2005 by Arakawa and Madeline Gins / ©2005 Estate of Madeline Gins

Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka – In Memory of Helen Keller / Created in 2005 by Arakawa and Madeline Gins / ©2005 Estate of Madeline Gins

Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka – In Memory of Helen Keller / Created in 2005 by Arakawa and Madeline Gins / ©2005 Estate of Madeline Gins

Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka – In Memory of Helen Keller / Created in 2005 by Arakawa and Madeline Gins / ©2005 Estate of Madeline Gins

Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka – In Memory of Helen Keller / Created in 2005 by Arakawa and Madeline Gins / ©2005 Estate of Madeline Gins

Reversible Destiny Lofts

2 Chome-2-8 Osawa Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015

www.rdloftsmitaka.com