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2016

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Forest utilization [Eco wood in the Tenryu]
Business Owner
Kowa Housing co.,ltd
Category
Construction methods for housing
Company
kowahousing (Japan)
Award Number
16G100907
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2016

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Outline

Recently, damage from insects has spread even to famous trees in the Tenryu area. Most plywood factories are far from the area, so the Tenryu trees cannot be utilized even if they are cut down. Along with local companies, we developed a composite beam using insect-damaged Hinoki and Japanese cedar. The beam, made of Hinoki for the upper and the lower layers and cedar for the middle one, has almost the same flexural strength as that of only Hinoki, and this material is inexpensive. Local companies like ours manage from forestry to house construction. Local companies can solve local problems.

Producer

President Norihiko Asaoka, Corporation, Kowa housing

Director

Construction Department Manager Naoya Ito, Kumiko Shibata

Designer

New product project team

代表取締役社長 淺岡則彦

More information

http://www.kowa-h.com/tenryuu/

Already on the market
2010/10/1
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