DESIGN & BUILD & Maintenance Part 1

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It is very advantageous to make home design and construction and maintenance consistently with one construction company.

(日本語訳下にあります)

The company is like a home doctor who knows all the history of your family and understand the family’s condition.

Such a doctor is called GP in New Zealand, and usually each family has their own GP.

The company like Japan Homes keeps watching your home to quickly specify the cause of a problem with a part of your house and fix it properly before it becomes too serious that needs a lot of cost.

As a designer and builder we will become very happy if we can start everything from scratch.

A  house is an art which is a combined form of various materials and elements.

Our job is to feel which building element needs to be what shape and where.

Like a sculptor of Buddhist statues who is just to find out a shape of Buddha in a piece of wood, not creating the shape, we will find the best shape that already exists in building elements for your home.

The mind set of “I create” does not work.

There is already a shape in there so what you need to do is just to feel and find it.

We Japan Homes do not intend to design a spectacular home like a party dress but do intend to design you home like a jeans pants that you wear everyday.

Nice simple design, comfortable, functional, easy maintenance, long lasting and all the details are well made.

This is an essence of the Japanese style design and build to let you stay at your home comfortably for life time.


設計と施工をそしてメンテを一貫してすることは非常に利に適っています。

まるでかかりつけの医者が1人いて長年、その住宅のことを理解している存在です。
ニュージーランドではそういう医者をGPと呼び、通常は各家庭で特定のGPを決めている。

数年前にここの箇所の調子がわるかったので、こうなったとか、
あそこの部分が原因でこうなったとか、がわかりやすいですし、
メンテナンスである予防治療のアドバイスをしっかりと行う。
メンテナンスをすることで大きな追加工事をしなくてもよいという利点もある。

創るほうの人間としても、デザインから始められることは、嬉しさがまったく違います。
自分達のデザインがこの世の中で存在し、いつでもだれでも見れますからね。

家という芸術作品は、個々の素材の集合体であり、その素材がどのような形で
その場所で存在したいのか、それを忠実に感じとり、現実に落とし込ませていただく。

また、基本姿勢として
丸太の中に、仏像があり、
それを綺麗な形で抽出させていただくというような心構えが必要です。

「俺が、つくってやるんんだ」

という心構えでは駄目です。
すでにそこに完成形はあるんです。
それを、形成させていただくだけです。

デザインへ対しての基本概念としてジャパンホームズは、
驚くような人目を惹くデザイン、例えるならPARTY用のドレスを創りたいという思いはありません。

シンプルで機能性を求めるやり方で、
まさに普段着のジーンズを創りたいと思っています。
見た目は普通だが、なぜか心に残るデザイン、
便利だと他人に言いたくなるような機能性などで
メンテナンスを考えてこうなっているのか?
と、あとでじわじわと影響を感じられるのが日本式設計、施工だと考えます。

Author

岡部 正彦
岡部 正彦Japan homes Directer
Born in Japan in 1973. At University I learned Japanese History.

After graduation, I worked at a major Dental material company as a top salesman. In 2002 I firstly set my foot on land in New Zealand, and have started to engage in NZ Construction firm since 2004. From the 8 years' experiences at construction sites and sales experiences in Japan, I devote myself to satisfy customers from consultation to construction and after care services.

Within the first 4 years after the foundation, half of Japan Homes' customers were similar ages of mine. So that their life environment such as a number of children were also similar to mine therefore I was able to understand the customers' situations and wants more. Meanwhile there are also many customers of my father's generation, which is always appreciated because I can learn lots of good things from them.

We try our best to provide services that you satisfy, such as schedule, quality and after care service.

"I can trust you with any projects." "You are the man who I can rely on when I am in trouble." I enjoy working to get these words more times and to create as more smiles as possible.