Link: the cool hunter – JAPANESE APARTMENT BLOCK – TOKYO.


E-mail Thursday, 09 March 2006

What we most love about all things Japanese is that they vary so radically from intelligent design to the completely wacky. The most recent work from New York based designers Arakawa and Gin is a wonderful example of the latter.

The creative duo have unveiled a small and most unusual apartment block based in Mitaka, Tokyo. Reversible Destiny Lofts are eye-catching brightly painted lofts that look like a McDonald’s play ground through the eyes of someone on LSD. The architecture looks like the aftermath of a size 3 earthquake, a little shaken and lopsided. There is a method behind the designers madness however.

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3 comments on “the cool hunter – JAPANESE APARTMENT BLOCK – TOKYO

  1. ReZA
    June 7, 2006 at 15:15

    haha cool! At first I thought this is a playground for kids =P. Japanese people are very creative!

  2. techbee
    June 13, 2006 at 13:13

    Wild! they must be expensive, high end, appartments blocks. Or are they council flats? (Dream on…)

  3. rebekah roy
    June 17, 2006 at 11:11

    “Priced at US$750,000 each, the houses are three times more expensive than other apartments in the same neighborhood.”

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