Two of the twenty-two instructions belonging to this work of procedural architecture's Directions For Use for Reversible Destiny Lofts—In Memory of Helen Keller
The Reversible Destiny Lofts—In Memory of Helen Keller are the first permanently habitable works of procedural architecture, realized in pre-cast concrete, reinforced concrete, and steel frame construction. The diverse color palette woven throughout the structure has inspired the Japanese novelist Setouchi Jakuchou to refer to the building as an "ultra chromatic undying house."
The lofts put fruitfully into question all that goes on within them, they steer residents to examine minutely the actions they take and to reconsider and, as it were, recalibrate their equanimity and self-possession, causing them to doubt themselves long enough to find a way to reinvent themselves. These tactically posed architectural volumes put human organisms on the track of why they are as they are, and to be sure, every loft comes with a set of directions for use.Project Specifics:
- Status: Completed 2005
- Location: Mitaka, Tokyo
- Program: Nine Residential Apartments (two unit types)
- Size: Total Area 6,300 sq ft / 585 m2
- Detailing Architect: Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc.
- Structural Engineer: Takenaka Corporation