179prs_Game of Housing: a Japanese TV Show

超級全能住宅改造王 (Super Housing Changer) is an extremely popular television show in Japan and Taiwan. It sets the architect a challenge. In the following episode (number 103), the architect has to transform an existing dwelling to accommodate 7 people on 19.8sqm site footprint.The programme always commences with the interview of the occupants, and this ‘lived in’ experience is somewhat amiss in affordable housing design in the UK. Let’s cut to the Japanese English translation to get a flavour:

“Japanese housing renovation variety show, the TV station from the majority of the selection of the transformation of family registration renovation, commissioned by talented designers (mostly primary architect) will distress transformed into livable and comfortable living environment with the economy the way dilapidated old house. Powerful storage features, reasonable moving line setting reasonable range planning, the sunshine and wind flow, warm humane care, there is always a little move you from Japan’s top architectural design experts for all kinds of family housing renovation needs performed amazing makeover, again turned into beautiful, impeccable top housing. Your home and living space is not a depravity transformation part? Please Do not miss the set in a renovated experts essence of “all-round residential renovation king.” It has a comfortable and warm to live in the house, the whole family can offer a variety of lifestyle activities required space, is the dream of every human heart. The reality of the living environment, it is inevitable that people feel satisfied, but perhaps because of economic factors, perhaps based on the perfunctory attitude, people are always endure day after day, living in unsatisfactory environment, or the period looking forward to one day be able to move out here looking for a better place. In fact, patience and flee are unnecessary producer “Almighty King House Renovation” program with its production of the program up to three years, as the number of transformation of the experience of more than 100 presented his proposal: “Any house will have its The problem, instead of converting place to go to escape the face of new challenges, as the status quo on issues point to be improved …. “


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