Reversible Destiny Lofts – Mitaka (In Memory of Helen Keller)
are not for the slow and feeble - in fact, they're designed to prevent and even reverse slowness and fragility. Created by artists-architects Arakawa
and Madeline Gins
, Reversible Destiny Lofts – Mitaka are constructed to require mental and physical exertion, to prevent the decay of both body and mind that come from misuse. The lofts use uneven flooring, steps, ladders, poles and swings to invite playful movement and problem-solving. Each loft has three rooms angled adjacent to the center living area, and the living area has a small kitchen that is sunken below ground level. Arakawa + Gins
, who have taken "We have decided not to die" as their motto, ask, "What could be more optimistic and constructive than a living space that in every way both prods and coaxes its residents to continue living for
an indefinitely long period of time?!"