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Healthcare

Abukuma Kouseien

2015Complete

CAnSusumu Uno

This facility is home to 50 residents with mental disabilities who are victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. It features a space with exposed timber finish in the housing structure which was constructed by earthquake resistant reinforcing hardware fittings for the wooden framework. A series of gable roofs blend in well with the surrounding mountains. Offset gable roofs enable natural light and breeze to enter the rooms. The interior wooden decor continues from the private rooms and to the communal area, creating a great living space where residents can choose where to spend time, depending on how they feel.

DATA

Location Tamura city
Principal use Welfare facility for mental disabilities
Structure Wooden frame
Number of stories 1story
Site area
Building area
Total floor area
9,216.93㎡
3,077.25㎡
2,892.68㎡

PHOTO

Photo *Hiroshi Ueda
**Hiroshi Tanigawa

PUBLICATION

Shinkenchiku 2016.03 Special Issue

AWARD

Selected in Architectural Design works of Architectural Institute of Japan
Cultural Prize of Architecture,Fukushima Pref.
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