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2019

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

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Award-winning item
Apartment [Prime Maison Ryogoku]
Business Owner
Sekisui House, Ltd.
Category
12-03 Cohousing
Company
Sekisui House, Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
19G130978
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Outline

Apartment in a narrow area of central Tokyo built with steel considering the conditions, though luxury ones are generally reinforced concrete. To shorten a construction period and enhance construction accuracy, part of interior materials is prefabricated. It will be an improvement in labor situation that is an urgent issue in Japan. In addition, the facade indicates a new direction for apartments.

Producer

Kazuhito Miyajima, Sekisui House, Ltd.

Director

Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Sekisui House, Ltd.

Designer

Kazuhito Miyajima, Tsuyoshi Matsuyama, Wataru Nakamura, Sekisui House, Ltd. + Takeshi Ogihara, Konoike Construction Co., Ltd.

Already in service/use
2019/3/1

Evaluation

Large-scale multi-family apartments are often built using reinforced concrete. This project re-evaluates the potential of steel-frame structure. While the concise and rational construction method offers an attractive solution to the issues of economic efficiency of construction costs, workability of narrow land and labor shortage, what is more admirable is that the concise and rational nature of architecture are directly reflected in the design. In contrast with the high-end multi-family units that tend to be too decorative on the outside, the apartment in this project draws a clear line with its honest appearance, as if to set a new universal tone for design.

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