Thursday, February 15, 2007

Today's proof that there is too much $$ in Japan

These are the Reversible Destiny Lofts in Tokyo. Designed by Arakawa + Gins, the condos are intended for old people who would get too comfortable in a 'normal' apartment. To force the tenet to stay alert, the floors slope at various angles, light switches are hard to find, and the kitchen is slumped in a corner. Cost for the inconvenience: $750,000 a pop.

"People, particularly old people, shouldn't relax and sit back to help them decline. They should be in an environment that stimulates their senses and invigorates their lives." Says the designer, Shusaku Arakawa, a Japanese artist based in New York. My question for him is, why did you build something so colorful and cool-looking, only to fill it with an obstacle course that will make the occupier go insane?

1 comment:

Adam Goes Boink said...

that is such a bizarre concept. nice execution though...