I aim to establish holistic nursing in Japan and embody that intention.

This time, aiming for sustainable development, I have set the concept following the “Five Great Ideas of the Universe,” concepts also adopted in the Five-Story Pagoda of Horyuji Temple. Although I still can’t articulate it well, through the teachings of my architectural mentors, I have adopted key elements of Steiner architecture, such as shapes and colors, in my unique interpretation while discussing with Luminous. Thus, this architecture represents a microcosm and a facility of healing, which I call Luminous Holistic Architecture.

The Five Great Ideas of the Universe pertain to the five elements that are said to compose the universe: earth, water, fire, wind, and sky. I have designed the Luminous Home by fitting these elements into its structure.

  • Earth: By including after-school daycare services, universality is expressed. Holistic nursing aims for a cyclical care society, and this becomes a major component allowing children born with disabilities to live within this cycle. I also selected dark wood grain throughout the architecture. The color brown, representing earth, conveys stability and brings it forth.
  • Water: Represents “change,” as people can change anytime, anywhere. The next step in home nursing and care, the employment support Type B, is thought to influence many others around it. The shape representing water, such as circular windows, has been consciously used to make the facility flexible.
  • Fire: Represents passion. Especially important this time is the overwhelming love and passion to establish holistic nursing in Japan, reflected in the building’s design—simple shapes with long, narrow windows overall convey elegance. Inside, walls colored magenta, pink, and green create a healing space through color. The design also features walls and lighting with angled edges representing fire. This also symbolizes that imperfection is acceptable, expressing the message of “Oneness” that everyone, originally from the same material of the universe, is connected as they are.
  • Wind: The potential of care is boundless. As “expansion,” the inclusion of nursing and care offices allows nurses and caregivers to continually deepen the meaning of this architecture after its completion.
  • Sky: Represents emptiness, what one is, and what life is. A rooftop has been prepared for meditation, which is considered the best way to understand oneself as part of nature. Here, individuals can reflect while holistic nursing comes to fruition.

The design process has been a continuous series of wonders, as if guided to take this form. The architecture does not end upon completion. I kindly ask for your support to continue drawing the ongoing story.