|7 Mar 2021|
A gentle ramp spirals into the pool that lies curled in the floor of the light-filled, tepee-shaped pavilion. It’s wheelchair access, this ramp, but it feels symbolic and vaguely yin-yang, like some ultra-pale azure catseye catching the light. The tepee is one of five that, clad in blond ply, nestle within a mountain forest in Shizuoka, Japan. Designed by Tokyo architect Issei Suma, it’s the retirement project of two Japanese women – a social worker and a chef – who offer fresh local meals and nursing care for local seniors.
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We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.