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Retired Ladies Live Their Dreamlife In A Cosy Forest House Designed By A Japanese Architect
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Retired Ladies Live Their Dreamlife In A Cosy Forest House Designed By A Japanese Architect

Have you wondered how you’ll spend your retired days? I’ll give you an idea. A genius Japanese architect created an unique home for 2 retired ladies with their caretaker and a cook.

Issei Suma is known for his intriguing buildings, but this structure shaped like 5 tents are really eye catching, due to the harmonious flow and the design that perfectly combined minimalism with an ecological style. The building features a spiral-shaped indoor pool and a common kitchen for both ladies. This 100 square m complex is called “Jikka” and is located in the Japanese mountains Shizuoka Prefecture.

Though the 3D structure appears like a tent, the plans are perfect squares and they overlap one another. So, how does the house of your dreams look like?

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Sheryl
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks very cool but I think it's not that cosy inside

Shiva Dheva
Community Member
5 years ago

But it is easy to keep clean. :)

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Natasha Forchione
Community Member
5 years ago

The toilet does not look private at all :/

Tony Seaback
Community Member
5 years ago

Japanese open baths aren't very insecure about nudity unlike western culture

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Joel Ei
Community Member
5 years ago

So cold inside. Needs wood floors... and some more home-like feel to it... some rugs may help. Right now it feels like a museum...

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

Rugs are not a big thing there. Maybe some tatami mats could go in there. I'm not fond of the bare concrete walls, but from the photos, it doesn't look like they've moved in yet.

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Mig Whitt
Community Member
5 years ago

I think the design is beautiful and blends with nature. The shape of the tub from above looks like a seashell, a Nautilus. I love the simplicity and the minimalist idea of it all. The light flows through each room and you are connected to all of the elements. I didn't see a fireplace but that would be nice to add. Love this idea. Creative, clean, perfectly balanced.

Marina Zanger
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks amazing! And that's great that somebody is brave enough to be different and create his own world to live

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful! (although I really hope for them that they have underfloor heating and like each others taste in music)

frank0ys
Community Member
5 years ago

...Fascinating idea and design.

Lea Opitz
Community Member
5 years ago

i want to see the whole house! The kitchen, the bedrooms, etc! Show us more please!

Jo Miller
Community Member
5 years ago

Pic with table has kitchen in back ground

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AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
5 years ago

I want to live in a house like this!

Janine Göbel
Community Member
5 years ago

I would definitely live there. So beautiful!

Wayne Beesley
Community Member
5 years ago

Very cool

Martin Sosna
Community Member
5 years ago

Some high Feng Shui dopeass shit here ! I like it.

Lisa A. Coughlin
Community Member
5 years ago

Elegant, truly ... my guess, equally expensive and way out of reach for ordinary retired ladies.

Tanya Qc
Community Member
5 years ago

aesthetically beautiful, but concrete in the forest....brrrrr

Ann McNeil
Community Member
5 years ago

Not enough photos to show what the interior is actually like. All exterior and pool ...

Ann McNeil
Community Member
5 years ago

Not enough pics to show what the inside is actually like.

Misty Pal
Community Member
5 years ago

loved the design! it looks small but it so spacious inside

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Interesting concept, but would that not cost a fortune?

Little Matrona
Community Member
4 years ago

this is what im gon build when im done with yall

Em Jay
Community Member
5 years ago

this is it...my retirement home in 30 years!

Kathy Raimondi
Community Member
5 years ago

It is a sterile looking environment. There is no warmth or coziness. I would not want to live there

get in
Community Member
5 years ago

Too sterile looking for me but a nice idea, I would need some warm colors.

chris K
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks sterile, cold.

chris K
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks cold, sterile.

Charmaine MacDonald
Community Member
5 years ago

Very cool place to retire!

Melissa Anderson
Community Member
5 years ago

Build one for me in Minnesota

Kate Rush
Community Member
5 years ago

Very nice and modern inside but looks far from cozy. Colour scheme would look good with some warm colours. Bet it's cool in summer and freezing in winter

Melody Wouldntuliketoknow
Community Member
5 years ago

A mostly beautiful design, I'm not sure I want my toilet that close to my bath, especially with no division and the recession of the bath.

Gavirio Vicuta
Community Member
5 years ago

Phenomenal!

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
5 years ago

I love it- the clean simplicity is inviting and inspiring. Clean lines, clean spirit- restful

Ifeanyi Duke
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

How will I live out my retirement? I sure as hell won't have the money to live in a luxury house designed by an architect...

Richard Petch
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful but where do they get their power from, I do not see any solar panels, I bet it's nice in there in winter.

Rhon
Community Member
5 years ago

I love this, we could so happily live like this!

Mark Lymer
Community Member
5 years ago

very very expensive to build per sq ft. suggest you take a look at this book if this design intrigues you: https://www.amazon.com/Architecture-Without-Architects-Introduction-Non-Pedigreed/dp/0826310044 (yep, i'm an architect)

saulw7
Community Member
5 years ago

Aunque el interior de concreto no es para nada atractivo. Tendría que haber sido 100% de madera, y sería estupendo.

Amado Mìodrag
Community Member
5 years ago

Does the waste water from the shower get collected in that pool?! That would be very unhygienic.

Jessica Tan
Community Member
5 years ago

seriously how does that pool WORK?

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks just like in Fairy Tale :) Awesome!

Sheileagh Leens
Community Member
5 years ago

A few privacy screens would take care of the open bath & toilet areas, for those of us with modest tastes. Otherwise, the homes, which afford secluded privacy by the absence of other dwellings in the immediate vicinity, are not 'fussy' or frivolous', but clean & simple & would be easy to maintain & upkeep.

KateandAllison HW
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks good but feels like it would be a little cold. Not sure I like the natural exposed concrete.

Gryffin Powell
Community Member
5 years ago

First

Snarkygal
Community Member
5 years ago

Not even close

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Rich McCormick
Community Member
5 years ago

That tub is just awesome. WOW... the rest ... meh.... kinda cold and sterile!

Patricia Friedrich
Community Member
5 years ago

This is an amazing idea! Great architecture. I want one.

Juan Alcorta
Community Member
5 years ago

Why live far away from everyone?....

Elizabeth Scarborough
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks bleak and cold, and yeah this would be cool if you have land and money to build it. Not many seniors will have the privilege to live in such a way. Heck I'll be lucky to have a hut on the beach when I'm 80.

Cherie
Community Member
5 years ago

How come there are no accessories? I'd expect perhaps a bowl of fruit on the counter/table. It looks empty, until one gets to the bedroom/bath. Love that pool.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

They're in Japan. They don't stuff their houses full of "decor" that's unnecessary. It's better to own one beautiful thing than a pile of "stuff".

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Jayn Roxton-Wiggill
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful, really beautiful warm and inviting exterior. But, oh my! A disappointingly bleak and sterile interior.

Sheryl
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks very cool but I think it's not that cosy inside

Shiva Dheva
Community Member
5 years ago

But it is easy to keep clean. :)

Load More Replies...
Natasha Forchione
Community Member
5 years ago

The toilet does not look private at all :/

Tony Seaback
Community Member
5 years ago

Japanese open baths aren't very insecure about nudity unlike western culture

Load More Replies...
Joel Ei
Community Member
5 years ago

So cold inside. Needs wood floors... and some more home-like feel to it... some rugs may help. Right now it feels like a museum...

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

Rugs are not a big thing there. Maybe some tatami mats could go in there. I'm not fond of the bare concrete walls, but from the photos, it doesn't look like they've moved in yet.

Load More Replies...
Mig Whitt
Community Member
5 years ago

I think the design is beautiful and blends with nature. The shape of the tub from above looks like a seashell, a Nautilus. I love the simplicity and the minimalist idea of it all. The light flows through each room and you are connected to all of the elements. I didn't see a fireplace but that would be nice to add. Love this idea. Creative, clean, perfectly balanced.

Marina Zanger
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks amazing! And that's great that somebody is brave enough to be different and create his own world to live

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful! (although I really hope for them that they have underfloor heating and like each others taste in music)

frank0ys
Community Member
5 years ago

...Fascinating idea and design.

Lea Opitz
Community Member
5 years ago

i want to see the whole house! The kitchen, the bedrooms, etc! Show us more please!

Jo Miller
Community Member
5 years ago

Pic with table has kitchen in back ground

Load More Replies...
AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
5 years ago

I want to live in a house like this!

Janine Göbel
Community Member
5 years ago

I would definitely live there. So beautiful!

Wayne Beesley
Community Member
5 years ago

Very cool

Martin Sosna
Community Member
5 years ago

Some high Feng Shui dopeass shit here ! I like it.

Lisa A. Coughlin
Community Member
5 years ago

Elegant, truly ... my guess, equally expensive and way out of reach for ordinary retired ladies.

Tanya Qc
Community Member
5 years ago

aesthetically beautiful, but concrete in the forest....brrrrr

Ann McNeil
Community Member
5 years ago

Not enough photos to show what the interior is actually like. All exterior and pool ...

Ann McNeil
Community Member
5 years ago

Not enough pics to show what the inside is actually like.

Misty Pal
Community Member
5 years ago

loved the design! it looks small but it so spacious inside

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Interesting concept, but would that not cost a fortune?

Little Matrona
Community Member
4 years ago

this is what im gon build when im done with yall

Em Jay
Community Member
5 years ago

this is it...my retirement home in 30 years!

Kathy Raimondi
Community Member
5 years ago

It is a sterile looking environment. There is no warmth or coziness. I would not want to live there

get in
Community Member
5 years ago

Too sterile looking for me but a nice idea, I would need some warm colors.

chris K
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks sterile, cold.

chris K
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks cold, sterile.

Charmaine MacDonald
Community Member
5 years ago

Very cool place to retire!

Melissa Anderson
Community Member
5 years ago

Build one for me in Minnesota

Kate Rush
Community Member
5 years ago

Very nice and modern inside but looks far from cozy. Colour scheme would look good with some warm colours. Bet it's cool in summer and freezing in winter

Melody Wouldntuliketoknow
Community Member
5 years ago

A mostly beautiful design, I'm not sure I want my toilet that close to my bath, especially with no division and the recession of the bath.

Gavirio Vicuta
Community Member
5 years ago

Phenomenal!

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
5 years ago

I love it- the clean simplicity is inviting and inspiring. Clean lines, clean spirit- restful

Ifeanyi Duke
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

How will I live out my retirement? I sure as hell won't have the money to live in a luxury house designed by an architect...

Richard Petch
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful but where do they get their power from, I do not see any solar panels, I bet it's nice in there in winter.

Rhon
Community Member
5 years ago

I love this, we could so happily live like this!

Mark Lymer
Community Member
5 years ago

very very expensive to build per sq ft. suggest you take a look at this book if this design intrigues you: https://www.amazon.com/Architecture-Without-Architects-Introduction-Non-Pedigreed/dp/0826310044 (yep, i'm an architect)

saulw7
Community Member
5 years ago

Aunque el interior de concreto no es para nada atractivo. Tendría que haber sido 100% de madera, y sería estupendo.

Amado Mìodrag
Community Member
5 years ago

Does the waste water from the shower get collected in that pool?! That would be very unhygienic.

Jessica Tan
Community Member
5 years ago

seriously how does that pool WORK?

Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks just like in Fairy Tale :) Awesome!

Sheileagh Leens
Community Member
5 years ago

A few privacy screens would take care of the open bath & toilet areas, for those of us with modest tastes. Otherwise, the homes, which afford secluded privacy by the absence of other dwellings in the immediate vicinity, are not 'fussy' or frivolous', but clean & simple & would be easy to maintain & upkeep.

KateandAllison HW
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks good but feels like it would be a little cold. Not sure I like the natural exposed concrete.

Gryffin Powell
Community Member
5 years ago

First

Snarkygal
Community Member
5 years ago

Not even close

Load More Replies...
Rich McCormick
Community Member
5 years ago

That tub is just awesome. WOW... the rest ... meh.... kinda cold and sterile!

Patricia Friedrich
Community Member
5 years ago

This is an amazing idea! Great architecture. I want one.

Juan Alcorta
Community Member
5 years ago

Why live far away from everyone?....

Elizabeth Scarborough
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks bleak and cold, and yeah this would be cool if you have land and money to build it. Not many seniors will have the privilege to live in such a way. Heck I'll be lucky to have a hut on the beach when I'm 80.

Cherie
Community Member
5 years ago

How come there are no accessories? I'd expect perhaps a bowl of fruit on the counter/table. It looks empty, until one gets to the bedroom/bath. Love that pool.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago

They're in Japan. They don't stuff their houses full of "decor" that's unnecessary. It's better to own one beautiful thing than a pile of "stuff".

Load More Replies...
Jayn Roxton-Wiggill
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful, really beautiful warm and inviting exterior. But, oh my! A disappointingly bleak and sterile interior.

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