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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
old house renovation [gamoyon-model]
Business Owner
General Incorporated Association Gamoyon Nigiwai Project
Category
Initiative and activity for regional
Company
General Incorporated Association Gamoyon Nigiwai Project (Japan)
Award Number
21G171500
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

GAMOU-4CHOUME town in Osaka, that called GAMO4 by neighbors. We managing this town. About 15 years ago, this town was deserted. But then, we started renovation old house to restaurant. And now the town regained vitality.

Producer

Kinya Wada, Representative Director, General Incorporated Association Gamoyon Nigiwai Project

Director

Kanichiro Sugita, CEO, SUGITA Co., Ltd./ Sota Tanaka, R PLAY CO., Ltd.

Designer

Hironobu Tani, CEO, Sanko House Co., Ltd./ Michiko Nakamura, CEO, MsSDESIGN OFFICE Ltd.

株式会社エムズデザインオフィス 代表取締役社長 中村美智子

More information

http://r-play.jp/gamo4project/shop

プロジェクトの発足時期
2008/6/1

Evaluation

The Gamoyon project is started from the renovation of an old rice storehouse. To date, more than 30 vacant houses have been remodeled into restaurants and shops, and the project has been expanded to the renovation of the entire surrounding area. It connects vacant house owners and people who want to open a restaurant or store, and supports them by providing advice for suitable design and construction according to their budget. The project not only holds consultations about hardware, but also operates a community where restaurant or shop owners gather, exchange opinions, and hold a common event so that they can support each other, through which it has established a mechanism to enhance the charm of the whole area. We think it is really wonderful. Furthermore, as a new initiative, it has found a framework in which vacant lots after houses are demolished are revitalized as small-scale farms and rented to local residents. In this way, the vacant lots also create value for the area. This is a very good example of area renovation.

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