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2018

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Bearing wall for wooden houses [Steel plate bearing wall "kitotetu"]
Business Owner
TOA CO.,LTD.
Category
Other furniture/housing fixtures
Company
TOA CO.,LTD. (Japan)
HOUSE GEAR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
NISSHIN STEEL A&C CO.,LTD. (Japan)
ESTEC and Partners / The University of Shiga Prefecture (Japan)
Award Number
18G060538
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

In the near future wooden house needs more resistance of quake and environmental performance. We have developed the bearing wall "kitotetu". It is made of a steel plate that retains the proof stress against repeated external forces and satisfies the requirements of the next generation. By using highly durable steel plate “ZAM” and making new processing machine, it's realized high accuracy of products. The yield in weight ratio of material is 99%, which contributes to ease of recycling and reduction of resources. In addition, to realize higher thermal performance, this wall also makes it possible to install rigid urethane foam on the outside, which contributes to reducing environmental load and improving living environment performance.

Producer

TOA Co.,Ltd. + HOUSE GEAR Co.,Ltd. + NISSHIN STEEL A&C Co.,Ltd. + ESTEC and Partners/ The University of Shiga Prefecture

Director

TOA Co.,Ltd. + HOUSE GEAR Co.,Ltd. + NISSHIN STEEL A&C Co.,Ltd. + ESTEC and Partners/ The University of Shiga Prefecture

Designer

TOA Co.,Ltd. + HOUSE GEAR Co.,Ltd. + NISSHIN STEEL A&C Co.,Ltd. + ESTEC and Partners/ The University of Shiga Prefecture

More information

http://www.toa-gr.com/works/kitotetu/

Already on the market
2007/6
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