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Category: Professional, Services
Designer(s): Tomohisa Miyauchi
Inakahome acquires old Japanese farm houses (Kominka) in the country side, and restore them in a way that retains the original character, while at the same time providing amenities for modern living. After initial development, Inaka Home KK operates these houses as holiday accomodation for city dwellers, who aspire to a more natural and peaceful lifestyle.
1. Preserve Heritage and Culture
Old buildings are a valuable part of a Japan's culture and heritage. Our business tries to maintain this precious aspect of the house by targeted renovation, so that it is continues to be a useable part of life, rather than just a dead museum piece.
2. Community Involvement
We see both our neighbours and our guests as part of our Inaka Home community, that must be strong and vital in order to flourish. We therefore involve the local community in our activities, and foster the dialogue between urban and rural dwellers. Because of this we try to locate our homes in the country side with working rural communities.
3. Sustainable Development
We are conscious of our environment in terms of ecology, esthetics and economy. Our home renovation can be seen as an Adaptive Reuse, and therefore prevents waste and resource intensive new construction projects. We utilise natural products and building materials, and try to lower our ecological footprint during building and use. The appearance of the renovated home must fit into its surroundings, and our business must be modestly profitable in order to sustain our activities.
4. Relaxation, Natural Life and Space
Stressful life in polluted urban environments is not only a health hazard, but also breaks the link between human and nature. Our homes address these issues by providing extensive space and stress-free environment in a natural surrounding. Our concept allows guests to take time out in order to follow their hobby, be creative, spend meaningful time with friends and family and enjoy living.