Group Home on Hilltop

Group Home on Hilltop

Architect
SOGO AUD
Plaats
Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan | View Map
Bouwjaar
2021
Categorie
Verzorgingstehuizen
SOGO AUD
Product specificatie overzicht

ElementBedrijf Product Name
FabrikantenHansgrohe SE
Windows: Wood, Morinomado Aluminum Resin CompositeLIXIL
FabrikantenCera Trading
FabrikantenDAIKO
FabrikantenRobert McNeel & Associates
Facade cladding: Japanese CedarThermosiding

Product specificatie overzicht
Fabrikanten
Windows: Wood, Morinomado Aluminum Resin Composite
by LIXIL
Fabrikanten
Fabrikanten
by DAIKO
Facade cladding: Japanese Cedar

Group Home on Hilltop

SOGO AUD als Architecten

Welfare develops Community, and Community develops Welfare
Built on a hilltop looking Mt. Fuji, this is a group home for people with intellectual disabilities, like under a big umbrella where everyone in the area can easily gather.  The operator is trying to make a new welfare facility that is deeply rooted in the local community, by operating this not only as a group home, but also as a children's cafeteria, a meeting place for senior clubs, and an evacuation place.  To that end, architecture sought a way of building that would foster connections with the surrounding area beyond the site boundaries.  

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SOGO AUD

The site faces a quiet alley with no through traffic, and the deep eaves made of a hybrid structure of wood and steel integrate the common space inside the building with the surrounding environment of the site, creating a rich expanse.  The wide entrance under the eaves is a place for residents to take off their shoes at their own pace, and a trick for local people to stop by with their shoes on their walks and spontaneously become familiar with this facility.  

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SOGO AUD

From spring to autumn, large eaves catch the wind that blows up the hills, and refreshing air always flows through the common areas with high ceilings.  In winter, the floor heating gently warms the space.  In contrast to the open common space, the height of the windows and floor of the private rooms has been finely adjusted so that privacy can be kept while maintaining the view.  A series of awning windows like a cruise ship not only gives a sense of security to the private rooms, but is also a device for residents who want a calm life without having to panic even in the sudden rain. 

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SOGO AUD

It is equipped with a rainwater tank, a hand pump, an emergency generator, and gas/electricity stove for cooking so that it can be used as a welfare shelter in the event of a disaster.  By using rainwater for the vegetable fields set up in the site, it is planned to make the best use of disaster prevention equipment on a daily basis with enjoyment.

Team:
Architect: Akira Sogo, Mami Sogo, Akane Fujimori, Konomi Fujiwara / SOGO AUD
Structural Engineer: Wataru Shimokubo / On Studio Structural Engineer Inc.

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SOGO AUD
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SOGO AUD
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SOGO AUD
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Material Used:
1. Facade cladding: Japanese Cedar, Thermo Siding
2. Flooring: Wooden Floor Tiles
3. Doors: Wood, Custom Made
4. Windows: Wood, Morinomado Aluminum Resin Composite, Lixil
5. Roofing: PVC Sheet, Rivet Roof, Architectural Yamade
6. Interior lighting: LED bulb, Custom Made
7. Interior furniture: Wood, Steel and Leather, Custom Made

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