Yuka Yoneda

Japanese Reversible Destiny Lofts Cheat Death by Design

by , 08/12/10

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Located in the Mikata area of Tokyo, the off-kilter lofts look more like a McDonald’s playground than residences meant for elderly adults. Much like the very popular Nintendo DS game “Brain Age,” each crazy-looking unit was designed to stimulate the senses far beyond what a typical older person is used to in their daily lives, keeping them nimble. Aside from uneven floors and weirdly shaped doors, the apartments feature outlets that need to be pulled down from the ceiling, rainbow-hued walls (that may or may not be perpendicular to the floor), exits that you have to crouch to use, and circular windows. Check out a video of the interiors here.

So how much will it cost to live in these wacky lofts if you want to get an early start to reversing the downhill course of your human life? Well, there are two rental units available for 220,000 and 250,000 yen (about $2,000 and $2,400) per month – a small price to pay for a longer life.

+ Arakawa & Gins

Via Pink Tentacle

Other images via Muza-Chan

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