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2019

GOOD DESIGN|グッドフォーカス賞[防災・復興デザイン]

Award-winning item
Housing Decentralized Energy and Water System [Sustainable Architecture in the Hot-Humid Region]
Business Owner
Misawa Homes Institute of R&D Co., Ltd., OIST
Category
18-01 Regional/community development
Company
Misawa Homes Institute of Research and Development Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (Japan)
Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Japan)
MISAWA HOMES CO., LTD. (Japan)
Award Number
19G181386
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Outline

The purpose of this project is to explore the sustainable architecture that makes highly independent life of energy and water in developing countries with vulnerable infrastructure. For future introduction to the countries such as Southeast Asia, we have demonstrated independent and decentralized infrastructure including a house in Okinawa where coexistence with the natural environment is severe.

Producer

Isamu Ohta, Misawa Homes Institute of Research and Development Co., Ltd. + Hiroaki Kitano, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Director

Yoshiichi Tokuda, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

Designer

Jun Bamba, Misawa Homes Co., Ltd.

ミサワホーム株式会社 馬場純

サステナブルリビング棟、地域内マイクログリッドが共に利用可能になった年月日
2016/4

Evaluation

When homes are set free from infrastructure in the shape of stand-alone houses, it prompts us to think about the significance of being able to live anywhere regardless of the environment. When you think about living in places that are difficult to settle in or in micro-communities, the fact that it can be set up in any environment is an advantage. What is the probable construction timeline in a harsh environment? While it can just be seen as a series of off-the-grid products or houses, it is worthy to praise in its potential to generate organic communities as well.

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