Luxe Listing: The Bioscleave House (Lifespan Extending Villa)
The Bioscleave House is an abstract work of modern architecture created by international artists and husband-and-wife team, Arakawa and Madeline Gins. Completed in 2008, the colorful space hosts several unconventional details including sloping floors and a sunken kitchen in the center of the home. According to the artists, these details challenge occupants to maintain their equilibrium and stimulate the immune system which can result in a longer lifespan or an end to mortality overall.
Arakawa and Gins dedicated their life’s work to “reversing the downhill course of human life.” They coined the term “bioscleave” in their book Architectural Body, which explores how the human body, architecture and creativity define and sustain one another. The artists created Bioscleave House, with its elaborate aesthetic, to explore these theories and produce a space that they believed would combat the aging process by stimulating the coordination of residents.
Located in East Hampton, the home consists of two houses that can be accessed by a linked passageway. The front, original house hosts 2-bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, a living room and a fireplace. A short walk through the passageway transports residents to the back Bioscleave House, which was built as an addition to the main house. The home has 52 varying colors on the floors, ceilings and walls within the 2,700 square-foot space along with uneven floors, scattered electrical outlets and large pillars throughout to help occupants maneuver throughout the space.
The couple created similar structures around the world exploring the idea of “reversible destiny” however, Bioscleave House is their first completed architectural work in the United States.
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