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Updated: April 2, 2018

Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka 三鷹天命反転住宅 In Memory of Helen Keller

2-2-8 Osawa, Mitaka-shi

Innovative lofts for an extra-sensory experience

You’ve never seen housing units quite like these. The Reversible Destiny Lofts are a great example of Tokyo-style juxtaposition. Box, sphere, and tube shapes are arranged almost like stacks of toy blocks. Vibrant colors complete the cartoonish appearance. In fact, the units are designed so that you can never see fewer than six colors at once. Very photogenic.

The interiors are just as extraordinary. The designers, Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins, utilized "procedural architecture" to create these truly unique structures. Uneven floors and odd passages make moving through the spaces an odd challenge compared to conventional houses. Luckily, you'll find vertical poles throughout to help you get around. These lofts are dedicated to Helen Keller for her ability to reverse her own destiny. There are some units for rent, while others are open for educational purposes and occasional tours.

How to Get There

  • 1 min on foot Osawa Bus Stop


Opening Hours

  • See official website/local tourist information office

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