moriko kira architect

Group Home Manazuru

Private initiative for elderly housing

The Japanese housing market is affected by the increase in the average age (aging) and the individualization of the elderly. We were approached by a dozen seniors with a request to design a sustainable residential area where they could live an independent and creative way. The result is a group care home, built on a green hill on the coast. For each occupant is sufficient privacy in the individual rooms, which can be divided according to your wishes. At the same time there are the common areas, which reflect the intimacy of a family home.

    Group home for ten inhabitants
    Kanagawa, Japan
    September 2000
    Manazuru Kyouseisya
    Mitsuru Hamashita, M2H Architects, Tokyo, Japan
    Etsuko Yamada
    750 m2
    320.000.000 yen