Architecture Your Reversible Destiny
posted by February 16 at 11:50 AMon
Fnarf, the Humian, sent me a vision of hell:
Designed by Arakawa and Gins, built by Takenaka Corp, located in Tokyo, and called the Reversible Destiny Lofts, the pictured crazy looking apartment building has this purpose: to simulate and invigorate its residents.
With that in mind, Arakawa and Gins designed a building of nine apartments known as Reversible Destiny Lofts. Painted in eye-catching blue, pink, red, yellow and other bright colors, the building resembles the indoor playgrounds that attract toddlers at fast-food restaurants. Inside, each apartment features a dining room with a grainy, surfaced floor that slopes erratically, a sunken kitchen and a study with a concave floor. Electric switches are located in unexpected places on the walls so you have to feel around for the right one. A glass door to the veranda is so small you have to bend to crawl out. You constantly lose balance and gather yourself up, grab onto a column and occasionally trip and fall.What misery. What pain. Worse still, an unfortunate octogenarian lives in one of the apartments, crawling about, looking for stimulation and light switches in the dark. If I only could, if the power was right there in my hands, I would banish all of my enemies (an example: that fickle female film critic at Seattlest) to an eternity in the Reversible Destiny Lofts.