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September 01, 2012

Residential Architecture for Senior Citizens highlights three senior communities from BAR Architects

Salenstein, Switzerland - Three of BAR Architects' senior communities – located in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan – have been featured in Residential Architecture for Senior Citizens, the new offering from Swiss-based Braun Publishing.

Located in a prestigious mountainside community above Osaka, the Sun City Palace Takarazuka is a 285-unit independent living community providing luxury accommodations for Japan’s maturing population.

BAR’s design for the Sun City Tsukaguchi senior community in Osaka, Japan, consists of three towers housing 599 independent living units and and one building housing 200 nursing care rooms located on a large suburban site.

Sun City Park Machida contains 215 units of independent living in a two phase continuing care retirement community, located in a suburban Tokyo neighborhood. The majority of the residential units look south into a national forest providing something rare in modern Japan: privacy and forest views from each unit.

The projects presented in Residential Architecture for Senior Citizens are outstanding examples of architectural and interior design solutions that meet the complex and special needs of senior citizens. The publication presents newly constructed and converted buildings that contradict the common perception of "old folks' homes". The projects show that it is possible to reconcile nursing and medical requirements with an attractive design, skillfully combining functionality and aesthetics.