Elderly Facility Suzuran
Yoshitaka Architects Engineers & Consultants has just finished another spectacularly designed and constructed 2×4 fireproof building in southern Japan. The architect firms latest work, is a long-term care geriatric health facility built beside the Ken Ai Hospital located in Onga District, Fukuoka Prefecture, which the same medical corporation owns and manages. This facility is made up of two platform frame construction (PFC) structures, with a combined floor area of 3,830m², consuming approximately 730m³ of SPF dimension lumber. In addition to this, all the walls in the project were structural sheathed with Canadian OSB. The main 3-storey building for the project is comprised of 80 bedrooms that is attached to a large single storey building that has a soft curving roof uniquely designed with bowstring trusses that span 23m, which serves as a rehabilitation room for the seniors living at the total care complex. The facility is owned and operated by Ken-Ai Medical Corporation and the general contractor for the project was the Fukuoka Branch of Matsuo Construction Co., Ltd.