Reversible Destiny Lofts celebrate youth, punish the old

You won't have your grandparents over to your posh, colorful apartment in Tokyo while living at the Reversible Destiny Lofts. Designed by NY-based architects Arakawa & Gins (who, between you and me, need to pick some different colors for their website), these units are packed full of all sorts of hurdles only the youthful could put up with: uneven floors, balcony doors you have to crawl through, spherical rooms, blinding colors, transparent showers — the list goes on. The driving idea behind it all is the Arakawa & Gins design philosophy: "Architecture against death." By living in an environment that continues to challenge you physically and creatively, the firm postulates, you'll hold onto your cherished youth longer.

There are already two units available: one for $2,000 a month, and the other for $2,400. Hey, the gift of youth is priceless, right? Right?

Check out the gallery below for more angle of this torture house.

Reversible Destiny Lofts, via Pink Tentacle