The Good Design Award has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957.
Many companies and designers from both inside and outside of Japan participate in this activity to enhance their industry or quality of life through design. “G Mark”, the symbol of the award has been recognized widely as a mark representing good design.
Residential houses [SORA no MACHI]
A total of 11 lots consisting of 4 houses on the south side with gardens facing south, 5 houses on the north side with front yard entrances, and 2 houses on the east side adjacent to a large green space. These community houses for sale are located in Noda-city, Chiba Prefecture, on a 60 meter by 6 meter cul-de-sac road. Through a joint project by 3 business operators, a variety of plans are offered with a unified sense of appearance, spatial composition and making use of local conditions. Concepts were shared among the businesses, providing buffers that connect the inside and outside of the house while keeping privacy held by conventional Japanese houses like an earthen floor, open ceiling space and an open verandah, and connecting residences, neighbors and people in the town.MORE
Residential township development [Oosoramo Noda Mizuki]
Mizuki in Noda City, Chiba is a nature-rich environment with scenic views. Here, “Oosoramo Noda Mizuki” was planned for residents of 194 homes. The design of its roads, green zone and open spaces established the framework of the town prioritized for its residents rather than economic efficiency. A 210m greenbelt is located in the center. There, a meeting hall and a biotope pond serves the town and where the community considers the way of life for the town. This town contrasted itself from traditional residential land developments with a conscious awareness of being a place “where people live.”MORE
Residential township development [Moriniaru Tsuga]
Land for sale in lots designed to be COMFORTABLE living environments for ALL houses. Planned to nurture good relationships underlying safe and relaxing environments while utilizing daylighting, ventilation and greenery. Houses are obliquely disposed to create open spaces while designing every single plot for Hybrid One-Story houses, curved roads with symbolic trees can be used as playgrounds for children. Considering privacy and taking open style exteriors into consideration using setting window rules, it becomes a continuingly growing system through the creation of maintenance rules. EVERYONE is comfortable in conjunction with the hardware and software of this plan.MORE
Community Space [Tsubakimori Komuna]
A method for the effective utilization of idle land by sharing spaces for neighborhoods and local cultures and businesses. We converted the ruins of homestead woodlands near Chiba station into a community space by building various purposes and designs for movable tiny houses made from existing trees and waste materials from other buildings on site. Once the utilization of the idle land was decided, these movable items were able to be reused in the next idle land plot. Any neighbors could organize events to transmit the local culture. It’s not a transient project but it is possible to keep permanence while changing places.MORE
Residential Township Development [Residential Township Development for One-Story houses]
The concept of the residential township development is to locate One-Story houses in unique locations surrounded by natural greenery so as to provide a relaxing environment. By applying this concept, residents can enjoy the natural greenery of every house even though the extent of each plot is limited. This project effectively utilizes site areas while ensuring abundant greenery. It has enabled the customers to accomplish their desires to have One-Story houses within the city limits.MORE
Forest Preservation by Tree Houses Community [Tree Houses for Next Millennium, Tree House Community]
As a company engaged in wooden house construction, where the nature of business is in conflict with forests, applicants were impressed when introduced to the logic of supporting the management of forests. A possibility for a new model for sustainability of the forests through corporate support was envisioned and when it was introduced to the `Millennium Forest” at Omachi, Nagano which resulted in this project. This project is aimed at a form of the conservation of sustainable forests in which each person involved in the forest is conscious of preserving the next thousand years of the forests so that the forest and people can coexist.MORE