An elderly Japanese man, who believes he only has about 15 years left to live, turned to architects Eastern Design Office to build a house to die for. Specifically, the man wanted to build a home where he would essentially be awaiting death. While the thought sounds a bit morbid, it also eludes to a much larger problem in Japan, which is home to the world’s fastest aging population. That’s a very real problem that all countries need to consider, and naturally it only makes sense for all cultures to rethink architecture in order to better suit the elderly.
The home overlooks the ocean where waves can be viewed through butterfly-inspired windows.
“I will die in 15 years. It will be a house awaiting that death. The building is fine as long as it lasts 15 years. Something small would be good”