八清と家を作りませんか 9/15(木)応募締締切

A chance to turn your ideas into reality!

Wanted! Machiya


Renovation Ideas

Chance to make your thoughts happen, in reality!
A contest that seeks out-of-the-box renovation ideas

Hachise has been renovating nearly 500 pre-owned homes and has proposed numerous housing plans and living styles to customers aiming for "safety, security, and comfort".
Apart from that, we also believe that "playfulness" of a property is one key point that makes people exciting to live in it, which pushes us to keep innovating our renovation proposals after repeated studies.

To achieve this, Hachise not only works hand-in-hand with professionals involved in the housing and real estate fields daily, but we would like to hear the voice of those who love architecture or home design as a hobby with groundbreaking ideas that make us want to live.
We have decided to recruit widely, all over the world, thus anyone with an idea is welcome.
Waiting to hear your ideas; a revolutionary approach to house-making!

Chance to make your thoughts happen, in reality!
A contest that seeks out-of-the-box renovation ideas

Hachise has been renovating nearly 500 pre-owned homes and has proposed numerous housing plans and living styles to customers aiming for "safety, security, and comfort".
Apart from that, we also believe that "playfulness" of a property is one key point that makes people exciting to live in it, which pushes us to keep innovating our renovation proposals after repeated studies.

To achieve this, Hachise not only works hand-in-hand with professionals involved in the housing and real estate fields daily, but we would like to hear the voice of those who love architecture or home design as a hobby and come up with groundbreaking ideas that make us want to live.
We have decided to recruit widely, all over the world. Anyone with an idea is welcome.
Waiting to hear your ideas; a revolutionary approach to house-making!

Theme

Renovation Idea for Machiya

Please refer to the floor plan below and apply for ideas on how to renovate this Machiya.
It doesn't matter if you are planning for the whole townhouse or just a part of it (kitchen, garden, etc.).
We are longing for a plan that emphasizes revolutionary ideas rather than feasibility!

<Floor plan before renovation>
■Please note■
・Total floor area of the original plan: approx. 72sqm
・This floor plan is not an actual property.
・Renovation idea has to be for residencial purpose. Residence with shop/office is also eligible for entry, but the residencial area should be the main focus of the case.
・Commercial-only renovations (solely for shops or offices, etc.) are NOT subject to review.

Floor plan before renovation
Download the floor plan in pdf

Entry Guideline

01

Download the
application template

Download

02

Confirm the terms
and fill in your ideas

Read me!
terms & conditions

03

Upload it via
the registration form

Registration

The application template will be in PDF format. Please fill in the PDF file, save and upload it.
(If you open it in a browser, right-click and select "save as" to save it.)

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Participant Eligibility

Contest open to all!
Anyone is welcome no matter you are an architect, a constructor, a student...
Participants may register either individually or as a team.

You are welcome to submit multiple entries.
However, please ensure they are your original ideas and please refrain from submitting ideas that have been published previously or already constructed.
※All information submitted and correspondence must be conducted in either Japanese or English.

Prizes

Champion (one)100,000JPY
1st Runner-up (two)30,000JPY
Distinction Award (ten)1 night accommodation voucher of
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We will consider the realization of renovation for the award-winning works.
In that case, we may ask for the prize winners' assistant in direction if possible.

Key Dates

  • Entry Start

    July 1 (Fri)


    2022

  • Entry Close

    Sept 15 (Thur)


    2022

  • Anouncement of Results

    Oct 15 (Sat)


    2022

※All based on Japan Standard Time (JST)

Example of Ideas

Please fill in the concept, story in detail and background, together with a simple sketch, an image, a floor plan, or a drawing drawn with design software, etc.

01

Koi Affection

A Japanese-style room with a glass floor and Koi carp swimming in it. We also came up with interesting ideas for the plaster walls, ceilings, and alcove.

Koi Affection

02

Revitalizing Machiya

An ultimate revitalizing space designed by a Machiya and Sauna lover.

Revitalizing Machiya

Jury Panel

  • Junya Kondo

    Junya Kondo
    Editor of Bukkenfan
    (with editorial staff)

    "Bukkenfan" ("Property Fan" in Japanese), is a website known as a "real estate entertainment" where you can enjoy properties online. While publishing introduction essays about nice houses from all over Japan written by real estate enthusiasts and writers, the website puts special emphasis on properties with unusual layouts and locations. Mr. Junya Kondo, the representative of OND Co., Ltd., who manages the Bukkenfan website will be judging the contest with the editorial staff.

    Bukkenfan (JP)  
  • mais

    mais
    Artist

    An artist who paints various good-old Japanese motifs, especially flowers, deities, and auspicious omen patterns, with the theme of prayer colors. She is good at expressing colors in various forms such as interior, apparel, and spatial design. Currently living in a self-designed house with particular attention to every detail, which took her 5 years to meet an architect who managed to put her design into reality.

    Official website (JP)  
  • Kohei Nishimura

    Kohei Nishimura
    Chairman of the Board,
    Hachise Co. Ltd.

    The chairman of the board of Hachise, a real estate company with a business model focused on regeneration and sale of used properties, especially Kyo-machiya (traditional Kyoto townhouse) since 2000. He is actively participating in civic groups such as the Society for the Study of Urban Residence Promotion and the Kyomachiya Information Center, which make recommendations to the government regarding the future of Machiya and Kyoto townscape. Also active as an abandoned houses (Akiya) counselor in Kyoto.

     

Message from Hachise

We are waiting for ideas from people
other than the architectural design field!

A project that solicits ideas from and for users has been my long-cherished desire. We are expecting innovative renovation ideas from Hachise website visitors - customers and students, as well as people from various occupations other than the architectural design field. If the content is attractive, there is also a plan to commercialize it in collaboration with the proposer and Hachise. We are waiting for applications from you and a lot of people!

Naoki Nishimura
CEO of Hachise

Let's leave the townhouses in Kyoto City
for another 100 years and more

Not only are the Machiya townhouses that make up the charming cityscape of the beautiful Kyoto, but it can also be said that the aesthetics of culture and living have been inherited in the history of Kyoto for more than a thousand years. However, due to the development of the town and changes in lifestyle, about 800 Machiyas are still demolished annually in Kyoto, and the number of vacant houses is increasing. At Hachise, in order to preserve the Machiyas in the future, we acquire old Machiyas, renovate them to convey their original charm, then look for buyers and tenants. By such a process, we continue to work and prevent the Machiyas from being demolished as much as possible.

Note before Entry

attention

Machiya Renovation Ideas Wanted Contest – Terms and Conditions

1. Participation in the Contest
  • (1) All submissions must be the original idea of the entrant, and must not have been previously published in any form within or outside Japan. Entries should not be submitted simultaneously to any other competition.
  • (2) Submitted entries will not be returned. If required, make copies for your own use before submitting your entry.
  • (3) Entries that fall under the followings are prohibited. Entrant shall submit their ideas with discretion after fully confirming that they do not fall under items as below:
    ・ Items that infringe intellectual property rights, such as copyrights, trademark rights, registered design rights, and other rights of any other third parties, either in whole or in part
    ・ Items that violate the public order and morals, or the provisions of any national laws and regulations
    ・ Items that smear, slander, defame or harm the reputations of a third party
  • (4) Entrants are responsible for taking measures such as protecting the rights of the submitted ideas as necessary.
  • (5) Entrants are responsible for all costs required for entry.
  • (6) For minor entrants, prior consent from their legal parent or guardian is required.
  • (7) Hachise Co. Ltd. (“the organizer”) does not guarantee the establishment or practical implementation of the entry ideas.
  • (8) The organizer reserves the right to unilaterally revise, amend or update the terms of the registration at any time without any special notice to the entrants. In the event that the entrant disagrees with the updated terms and conditions, their entries will be automatically withdrawn. The organizer accepts no responsibility for any cost or loss arising from the entries.
2. Attribution of Rights and Publicity
  • (1) Winning entries
    ① In the event of an entrant being selected as a prize winner of the contest (“the winner”), the domestic and overseas copyrights (including rights in compliance with Articles 27 and 28 of the Copyright Act of Japan), patent rights, utility model rights, design rights and trademark rights (hereinafter collectively referred to as "intellectual property rights") of the winning ideas shall be transferred to the organizer. In addition, the winner shall not exercise any moral rights of the author regarding the winning ideas.
    ② The consideration for the transfer of the rights in the previous item shall be applied with the prize specified by the organizer.
    ③ The organizer may modify, if considered necessary, part of the content of the winning idea to be demonstrated or put into practical use.
  • (2) Other entries
    ① In principle, the entrant, other than the prize winners, shall retain the intellectual property rights on his/her entry ideas.
    ② However, entrants shall acknowledge and agree that all aspects of any submission may be used by the organizer for publicity activities, announcement of the contest results, and other publications (including but not limited to Hachise official website [Japanese/English], social media platforms, etc.).
3. Judgement and Announcement of Results
  • (1) The organizer reserves the right to evaluate contest entries and announce or publish the contest results.
  • (2) At the screening, the organizer may contact the entrants and inquire about their submitted ideas.
  • (3) The organizer will not answer any questions regarding the criteria and progress of judgement.
  • (4) Any submissions that conflict with the above "1. Participation in the Contest" statement will be excluded from the evaluation or canceled even after the result announcement.
  • (5) Any submissions that look identical or show a high degree of similarity with a third-party work that has already been published will be excluded from the evaluation or canceled even after the result announcement.
  • (6) Each winner will be contacted directly at the registered email address. In addition, the registered name or pen name will be posted on the Hachise website [Japanese/English].
  • (7) Depending on the results of the evaluation, prizes and awards may not be granted in some cases.
4. Disclaimer from the Organizer
  • (1) As the organizer works on numerous plans and proposals on a daily basis, it is possible that ideas originally devised by the organizer may happen to be the same or similar to those submitted by the entrants. In such cases, the organizer shall not take any responsibility unless the entrant can prove the intention of the organizer.
  • (2) The organizer takes no responsibility for any problems or arguments that may occur between the entrant and a third party regarding the submitted ideas or works.
5. Collection and Usage of Personal Information
  • Personal information will only be collected for the appropriate means of the contest and will be only used for inquiries regarding the submitted ideas, notification of contest results, other tasks necessary for the operation of this contest, and other notices from future events. Personal information will not be transferred or resold to a third party without consent.

Date of publication: July 1, 2022

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