Architects Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins, both rather avant-garde artists in their own right, have designed these “reversible destiny” lofts. Simply said, they are frankly one of the weirdest concepts we have ever seen.
The houses are specifically built to be uncomfortable. The problem with the elderly these days, other then their horrible stench and their slow driving, is that they spend the majority of their time in the prone position. Just sitting there to rot.
Arakawa tells Newsweek, “People, particularly old people, shouldn’t relax and sit back to help them decline”. How friggen strange is this? On the outside they look like a Ronald McDonald nightmare mixed with a bad acid trip.
So for the chance to live in a house with randomly placed electrical switches, and grainy splintered surfaces, you’ve gotta shell out $750,000. Double the price of a normal home in the same neighborhood. Wow. — Andrew Dobrow
WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE [Reversible Destiny, via Gridskipper]