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Towering Colorful Pod Residences Adapt For The Disabled

Towering Colorful Pod Residences Adapt For The Disabled
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The 'Reversible Destiny Lofts' is a colorful nine-unit dwelling dedicated to Helen Keller, which provides different uses for people according to their physical abilities.

Emma Hutchings
  • 6 june 2012

This intriguing ultrachromatic residence in Toyko dedicated to Helen Keller features nine units built by architects Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins. The ‘Reversible Destiny Lofts – MITAKA (In Memory of Helen Keller)‘ aims to stimulate visitors and bring attention to the full potential of the body.

Towering Ultrachromatic Pod Residences In Tokyo

The nine pods are painted in fourteen colors both inside and outside, and provide different uses for each individual depending on their physical ability. Years of research led the architects to address residential space as an artwork, opening up new possibilities in thinking about the social role of art. The lofts’ construction reveals to residents what makes a person tick, through their different elements and features, and invites optimistic and constructive action:

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?! That is what the term reversible destiny signals loudly and clearly. Each reversible destiny loft has structured into it the capacity to help residents live long and ample lives.

Towering Ultrachromatic Pod Residences In Tokyo

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