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Updated: May 13, 2019
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.
Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka - In Memory of Helen Keller, created in 2005 by Arakawa and Madeline Gins, ©2005 Estate of Madeline Gins.