Case Study: Bioscleave House
Arakawa and Madeline Gins are a husband-and-wife team known for their architecture, art, and poetry. When you go to their Web site, you are greeted by the following phrase: "We have decided not to die." These bold words explain their path to exploring ways to “reverse the downhill course of human life”. They call this “reversible destiny”, meaning death does not have to be inevitable for humans. They believe this can be done by challenging our perceptions. The best way to do this is to change the nature of how we live. That was the idea behind the Bioscleave House. This home is constructed in New York. The house is not comfortable, all preconceived expectations of a home are found now where in the Bioscleave. This design was on purpose, you do not want to be comfortable because comfortable could lead to death, and you need to stay on your toes to stay alive.