Elderly House in Rikuzentakata city “Hokkori-ya”
Nao Takahashi

Elderly House in Rikuzentakata city “Hokkori-ya”

DOG as Architects

This is a plan for housing for the elderly with services, which is run by the social welfare corporation “Kojukai” in Rikuzentakata City, which mainly targets elderly people affected by the tsunami. Immediately after the disaster, there was a demand for utilization of the approximately 2 ha of hillside land acquired by the corporation. And as the first step to form a new welfare base here, rental housing for the elderly with care, which is lacking in the disaster area, was planned. The theme is “creation of various places”, and for that purpose, we have introduced architectural planning and landscape planning methods such as “Southern side corridor” and “Seed bank”, and the technical theme is “Minimization of land development”.

photo_credit Nao Takahashi
Nao Takahashi
photo_credit Nao Takahashi
Nao Takahashi

After acquiring the hill site, the implementation design was started this time based on the master plan that the University of Tokyo Architectural Planning Laboratory formed through workshops.In this way, this project is unique in that it is a housing reconstruction project based on collaboration between the private sector and university. Next, in contrast to the usual facility plan for the elderly, various living spaces are formed inside and outside, with the living room on the north side and the south corridor on the common space.Also, through the seed bank, we showed the ideal way of a development plan to restore the original scenery aiming at small-scale construction work and revitalization of natural vegetation.

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Material Used :
1. Wood flooring (oak) - Provence shenglan / IOC
2. Resin sash - ATW330 / YKK AP
3. Diatomaceous earth - KEISOU Modern coat / SIKOKU CHEMICALS
4. Door knob - UL822-001S / UNION
5. IH Hob - KZ-11BP / Panasonic

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IH HobPanasonic
Door knobUnion
Resin sashYKK AP
ChemicalsShikoku Chemicals Corporation
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IH Hob
KZ-11BP by Panasonic
Door knob
UL822-001S by Union
Resin sash
ATW330 by YKK AP
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