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Reversible Destiny Lofts

by Tim Yu in Culture on 14 February 2007

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In 2005 architects Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins designed a building of nine apartments known as Reversible Destiny Lofts in Tokyo. Resembling a combination of Legos and fast food restaurant playgrounds (click image for detail), inside, each apartment features sloped floors, hard to find switches and no closets. The result is that occupants constantly lose balance and fall over and finding everyday items can be trying. Arakawa argues that this "makes you alert and awakens instincts, so you'll live better, longer and even forever." Each apartment had a $763,000 price tag when they first went on the market. Don't worry, the apartments actually meet every building-code requirement. Keep a look out, Arakawa plans similar complexes in Paris and New Jersey.

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