ARCHITECTURE Reversible Sites, Reversible Destiny (Architectural Experiments after Auschwitz-Hiroshima)

By means of architecture, or by means of what will be slightly but significantly different from what architecture has until now been, perception can be re-routed and new sites for the originating of a person can be found or formed.

– Arakawa and Madeline Gins, Architecture: Sites of Reversible Destiny

Architecture: Sites of Reversible Destiny begins with an essay by Australian philosopher Andrew Benjamin and showcases a selection of projects including Site of Reversible Destiny (Gifu,Japan), Reversible Destiny House I, The Bridge of Reversible Destiny (Epinal,France), and Double Horizon Public Housing (Berlin,Germany).

Art+Design Monograph, Academy Group, 1994


Publisher:[English] Academy Editions, London/1994  [Japanese] Suiseisha/1995

Language:English, Japanese



Table of Contents

Andrew Benjamin Landing Sites

Pictorial Preface

Arakawa and Madeline Gins Architecture: Sites of Reversible Destiny

Section One

Ubiquitous Site

Section Two

Constructing the Perceiving of an Ordinary Room/

Generating a Site of Reversible Destiny

Section Three

Constructing the Site/Terrain Studies

Section Four


Some Notes on Tentative Constructed Plans

Site of Reversible Destiny/Reversible Destiny House II (Gifu, Japan)

Reversible Destiny House I

Trench House

Bridge of Reversible Destiny (Epinal, France)

Antartica/Horizon Project

Double-Horizon Public Housing (Berlin/Tokyo)