Earth Work Architectural firm has designed another spectacular wooden elderly care facility in Kyushu. This one is named Esprit Kagoshima and again with help of Maki Mokuzai this senior’s facility was built without a hitch and is up and running smoothly. The facility is a two-storey 2×4 building with a combined total floor area of 2,947 m², consuming about 500 m³ of SPF dimension lumber. In
addition to this, the project was built using Canadian OSB sheathing to construct the building’s walls, floors and roof. The private nursing home is comprised of 82 units, including four rooms for elderly married couples. The owner/operator of the project is elderly care service provider based in Miyazaki, Prefecture named Esprit and it is the fourth 2×4 elderly care facility that the company has built since it began operation in 2011. On a recent trip to Japan, COFI’s Wayne Iversen and Kevin Bews were given a tour of the nursing home by Esprit’s Mr. Yasuhiro Fujita, Maki Mokuzai’s Mr. Masataka Yokoyama.