Three weeks ago I posted, House of the Immortals, about a dwelling which was designed with the intention of extending the lives of its inhabitants indefinitely. And now we have House of the Mortals, a dwelling which has been designed specifically for the the final years of the inhabitants life.
Eastern Design Office of Kyoto were given a very simple brief from their client: "I will die in 15 years. It will be a house awaiting that death."
The architects elevated the house to give unobstructed views to the sea, positioned it to greet the sunrise and designed the windows to echo the waves so that when the time came, the client would feel connected to his departure: "When I die it won't be sunset, it will be sunrise.WHen the final moment comes I will face the sea and depart on a ship flashing toward death. It will be a time revealed after death."
read more about the project at archdaily.com