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Updated: May 13, 2019

This is A Colorful Accommodation

What in the world is this?? Ninja house? Well, this residential unit is "the Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA (In Memory of Helen Keller)". It's colorful, bumpy, and has a steep pitch. It has a rounded room and a ceiling with so many hooks. Everything about this building is so unique.


This residence is designed by architects/artists Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins. It is the first residential units designed "not to die."


Every color is carefully calculated, even unpainted parts have a meaning.


What’ s the meaning of this colorful building emerging out of the city? You need to see with your own eyes to know it.


Detailed Information

  • PLACE: Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA - In Memory of Helen Keller - 2-2-8 Osawa Mitaka-shi Tokyo-to

    Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka - In Memory of Helen Keller, created in 2005 by Arakawa and Madeline Gins, ©2005 Estate of Madeline Gins.

  • MODEL: Lili Johansson
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: Mitsuaki Koshizuka
  • CLOTHING: Edoichibantai