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Japan: Maple Home Corp.

Maple Home | North Pacific Corp. (Japan)

In 2008 we provided design services for a client in Japan, Maple Home. The project, a preschool/nursery school in the Southwest side of the main island of Japan, was in need of exterior studies – improvement to the form of the structure. The local architect in Japan had already developed a floor plan and a site plan to accommodate their local codes and conditions. Ben Mulder completed design study alternates for the building envelope. The clients selected one of the alternates to work with and the structure has been built and is in use today. This initial project has led to an ongoing collaboration between the two firms, most recently, Maple Homes’ parent company North Pacific Corp. headquarters in Fukuoka.


Island City Nursery School (2008)
Google Maps link | School Website


Sasaoka Cosmos (2011)
Google Maps link | School Website


Shingu Shimonofu Cosmos (2013)
Google Maps link | School Website


Ito Cosmos Hoikuen (2014)
Google Maps link | School Website


Nakagawa Cosmos (2014)
Google Maps link | School Website


Terazuka Cosmos (2014)
Google Maps link | School Website


Island City Nursery School II (2015)
Google Maps link | School Website

Build adjacent to the original Island City Cosmos facility.


North Pacific Corp, Ltd.  Headquarters (2015)
Google Maps link | Company Website