Re­tir­ing To The Hills


ZbBZ (Singapore) - - INTELLIGENCE - TEXT NG YIMIN / 黄亿敏

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.

山间里的木帐篷,里头住的不是露营者,而是退休人士。日本东京建筑师Is­sei Suma,在静冈县山林搭建了一套占地100平方米的帐篷式小屋Jikka。整个建筑体由五个相连的锥形尖顶建筑组成,外墙贴上细长条木板,打造成小木屋的感觉,但整体架构主要由内部的水泥墙和木质顶梁共同支起。


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