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2019

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Nariwai Apartment [KEYAKI NO OTO TERRACE]
Business Owner
KANAE Company
Category
12-04 Small sized housing complex
Company
Tsubamesya Architects (Japan)
Studio DEN-DEN (Japan)
Award Number
19G120940
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Outline

This is the rental apartment combined with housing and working place. We remodeled two-story steel structure apartment built in 1980 in Nerima-ku, Tokyo.This project's concept is 'Nariwai x Living' as a response to diversification of living and working styles in the Greater Tokyo in recent years. This idea is inspired from how people lives in the early-modern Machiya building.

Producer

KANAE Company

Director

Yuri Fujisawa, Studio DEN-DEN

Designer

Nagai Masako, Ryusuke Negishi, Takuya Wakabayashi, Tsubamesya Architects + Yuri Fujisawa, Studio DEN-DEN

More information

https://narimanowa.com/

Already in service/use
2018/11/3

Evaluation

Steel structure apartments and wooden apartment buildings were indispensable in people's lives as the first step of "property ladder" after the rapid economic growth in the mid 50's. However, many have become obsolete today and remain abandoned in the urban areas due to the excessive supply of newly built apartments. This project is unique in the sense that, under the concept of "Nariwai x Living," it offers a multi-family unit that combines housing and workplace to revitalize the community as well as the residents' lives. Only adding minor changes to the building itself, it allows the residents to modify their apartments through DIY, a factor that ended up contributing to the popularity. By utilizing strategic marketing and not going overboard with the design, it has successfully accomplished to connect the memories in the community and show a path to solving today's issue of vacant houses.

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