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2019

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Shared House [HATOYAMA HOUSE]
Business Owner
Hatoyama Town, Hiki County, Saitama Pref.
Category
12-03 Cohousing
Company
RFA (Japan)
Award Number
19G120957
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Outline

Renovating a vacant house to share houses for students in Hatoyama New town, where the aging rate have increased in recent years. It was a commissioned project from this Town. Taking advantage of the concept that working in cooperation with Hatoyama Town and neighboring universities as a manager even after completion, We made a design for activities that can be imagined .

Producer

Hatoyama Town

Director

Ryuji Fujimura

Designer

Ryuji Fujimura

Already in service/use
2019/4

Evaluation

This project has transformed a vacant house in a new town into a shared house. Vacant house is nowadays becoming a social issue that could not be solved just by updating the design. Care must be taken from the planning stage down to management in order to revitalize the space. This is an example where that is well executed. The meticulous and strategic intervention, such as opening up the shared house to the neighborhood and renovating the space without excessive modification, reveals a brand-new future for new towns.

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