Teepee-shaped Buildings By Issei Suma

Named Jikka, the avant-garde Japanese home complex was developed by Tokyo-based architect Issei Suma to facilitate a food delivery service for older people that also offers nursing care to people with disabilities.

Suma designed the buildings for two ladies in their 60s, one a social worker and the other a cook. Designed with a pointy shape that might be inspired by teepee tents, the Japanese home complex features five buildings situated in a square formation. Covered in wooden paneling, each home owns arched walls with pointed roofs and a spiral-shaped pool which gives the entire complex its marked appearance. The Jikka complex is a great example of an architecture project that features an unique and eye-catching aesthetic without compromising on its functionality.

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All images © Takumi Ota

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