Retiring To The Hills
In these wooden “tents” in the hills, you will find retirees instead of school kids at summer camp. Issei Suma, a Tokyo-based architect, is the mind behind Jikka, a compound of tent-style huts in a 100 sq m lot in the forests of Shizuoka Prefecture. The entire structure comprises five interconnected cone-shaped smaller structures covered in long, thin strips of wood on the outside to resemble a wooden cabin. However, these structures are actually held up by concrete walls and wooden beams inside.
This nursing home for the elderly includes a kitchen, dining area, bedrooms, guest rooms and even a spiral-shaped indoor pool designed for easy access for those in wheelchairs.