GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2008

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

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Award-winning item
Dwelling House [Mado no ie]
Business Owner
MUJI.net Co.,Ltd
Domain/Category
Life - Single-family houses and multiple dwelling units (apartment/condominium)
Company
RYOHIN KEIKAKU CO.,LTD. (Japan)
MUJI.net Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
08A05007
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2008

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Outline

The mado no ie ("window house") prefabricated house was developed from the concept of building houses around people's lifestyles. A key element in this example of a house designed around?and designed to enrich?the owners' lives is the windows. Windows are initially links between the inside and outside of the home, apertures that bring light in. But ultimately, windows frame views of the world shared among family members, and they nurture growing minds that enjoy these shared perspectives. In Japan, signs of seasonal changes are appreciated as scenery framed by windows. Windows in the "window house" can be freely positioned to suit owners' aesthetic preferences, which reflects the developers' regard for people's freedom in building these links with the outside world. And just as owners can choose where to let light in, square cutouts in internal walls are the simplest way to frame scenes of families linked by communication.

Producer

MUJI. net Co., Ltd

Director

MUJI. net Co., Ltd

Designer

MUJI. net Co., Ltd

More information

http://www.muji.net/ie/

Already on the market
2007/4/1

Evaluation

Muji places priority on cost performance when it develops products, and by now, it has put a wide variety of products on the market that relate to our everyday lives. In 2003, the company developed and began selling Muji Infill Wooden Houses as a compilation of all its products. Muji Infill Window Houses are the second round of Muji's housing products. They were developed in 2007 as compact, refined urban dwellings that can be built on small lots in the central areas of cities. This is another showcase for Muji's attempts to provide a total lifestyle based on a uniform design concept.

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