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Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto

  • Architects: Sou Fujimoto
  • Location: Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects
  • Principal Use: Group home for elderly with dementia
  • Structure Material: Wood
  • Area: 1637.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006

Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto

From the architect. The group home for the elderly people with dementia built in the residential section in Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido, JAPAN. The building is divided into two units across the entrance. Each unit has 9 bedrooms, so 18 elderly in total live with the staff.

Living in the fluctuation

First of all, there is a big flame of 3x3 parallel crosses. The frame of space is made from the grid swinging gently perpendicularly. The intonation of a place is produced by being connected and separated. A certain part serves as a place of a spread of living and a dining room, and in somewhere else, the place of the end which was surrounded by the wall and settled down is produced. A place to stay seems to spring out with nature in a fluctuation of a big flame.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto" 07 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/23991/diagonal-walls-sou-fujimoto/>