JIKKA designed by Issei Suma, The site is located at the top of the mountain ridge, which the top has been cut off and flattened by the previous owner.
The newly-built consists of 5 huts varying in size and height which recalls the former ridge top.
It is a final abode for the clients – two ladies in their 60’s. A social worker and a cook – where they will give and serve the community until the end of their remaining lives.
Spaces are unembellished as a primitive hut. Concrete walls, floors, and table.
Their kitchen is open to the public, functioning as a lunchtime restaurant using local products. Meals are also delivered to elderly living alone in the local community.
Architects: Issei Suma
Location: Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Architect in Charge: Issei Suma
Structural Engineer: Nawaken-jm
Area: 100.0 m2
Project Year: 2015
Photographs: Takumi Ota
Manufacturers: Catalano, Toto, Tform, Acor
Project Name: JIKKA