House for Marebito Introduction Movie

  • Design

    VUILD Inc

  • Construction

    VUILD Inc Hiroyuki Seki Shinobu Nakajima Takatsune Hayashi Tomoyuki Nakajima Ryuta Kawano and Kazutaka Kojima

  • Structure

    yasuhirokaneda STRUCTURE

  • Environment

    DE.Lab

  • Metal

    Hiramiya

  • Photography

    Takumi Ota Photography Shinkenchiku Sha and Hayato Kurobe(VUILD) and Aya Ikeda(VUILD)

House for Marebito is a project using a 3D wood processing machine “ShopBot” and local wood to complete the production process in the local area, which would reduce long-distance transportation, environmental impact, time, and costs that were unavoidable until now.

The construction of the House for Marebito is a prototype that aims to create a system that allows local material producers to digitally process wood and deliver products directly to end users without going through the existing value chain. Moreover, once the house is completed, it will be used as a short-term stay shared home, proposing a new concept of second home “more than tourism, but not migration” that people go back and forth the land as they visit their relatives, with the aim of connecting the city and the countryside by allowing people to share a home in turn. The fusion of traditional Gassho-zukuri, local wood, and modern digital technology, rooted in the village of Gokayama, is the expression of a new form of architecture.

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