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  • SAKURA at Tashkent タシケントの桜

      2016/07/07    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    The other day, I read an amazing story about Navoi theater at Tashkent city in Uzbekistan. The beautiful brick building is an opera house that hasn’t been damaged at all when a big earthquake in 1966. This was built by Japanese prisoners of war. While most buildings collapsed under the influence of the earthquake, The Navoi theater which was built by earnest Japanese POW workers, stood erectly as if nothing happened. The theater is one of the four biggest theaters admired equally with an opera house of Moscow, Leningrad (current St. Petersburg), Kiev in the former Soviet Union era. The brick building has 1400 seats in 3 stories above the ground, the first floor under the ground. Although it could be said the whole Tashkent city […]

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  • Artistic sense in structural design caluculations 構造計算のなかの芸術性

      2016/06/25    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    The other day I heard an interesting story. This is US story, there was a building designed to withstand an earthquake with an intensity of six, and it’s actually ok when it happened. After that it collapsed at level seven. It should be praised as for the structural design and cost performances. First time when I heard this, it didn’t really appeal to me but I understood it. We can install 6 steels instead of 3 for structure. This is easy. If this works, can we only see a chart and no need engineers? Decision with only looking at one part is very easy. However I think that the most interesting points are calculating structural designs by considering building costs, speed and future, then artistic sense can […]

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  • JAPAN DAY 2016

      2016/04/11    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hello Readers, Japan Homes At Japan Day Yesterday Japan Home with our own booth joined Japan Day, the biggest Japanese Cultural Event in New Zealand held annualy in Auckland. We are happy people who love festivals, parties and any other exiting events so of course we joined, welcoming all visitors and enjoyed as much as we could!! Even though it was raining heavily in the afternoon many Japanese Culture lovers visited the venue at Queens Wharf; we met lots of them!! Thanks for visiting us. At our booth several people consulted with us about their home projects such as building new home, renovation and extension. One family from Northshore told that they would like to build the Japanese Style bathroom (typically the fully-waterproofed washing space […]

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  • Beautifully Renovated 3 Bedroom Home in Hillcrest On Sale!!

      2016/03/26    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi Everyone, How is your Easter going?   Today I am talking about our home renovation project in Hillcrest, Northshore, which has been recently finished.   This house is at 2/263 Glenfield Road Hillcrest and on sale at the moment. I think this property is suitable for a young family with small kids. You can check out the property info at Harcourts website! Actually there is an open home today from 11AM so if you like please come on have a look!!     The Original Condition This house was in originally not good condition…. Everything looks old and worn. Obviously the interior as well as exterior requires lots of maintenance. The exterior wall has lots of marks and some parts of paint came off. […]

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  • NZ House Wall Cladding Types!!

      2016/03/13    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi Everyone!! How has been your last week? Today I am going to talk about house exterior cladding types!   JAPAN HOMES LINKS Website, Trademe (Builder),  Trademe (Home Design), Facebook & LinkedIn   As the outer shell, it’s the main feature that everyone will see and the house cladding type decides the style for the rest of your home. What’s the best cladding system for you will depend on what look you like. Cladding materials vary in colour, texture and geometry, allowing you to make a choice that is unique to your home. Please let me introduce cladding typ and help you chose the best option for your own home!   Timber Weatherboards This is the traditional cladding material for New Zealand homes. Weatherboards are usually shaped planks fixed horizontally and […]

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  • Bathroom Renovation Proposal For A Client in Thames

      2016/03/06    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi Everyone!! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog!! Hope you guys have happy and lucky moments!!   Bathroom Remodeling Japanese Client in Remote Area But We Want to Help!! I would like to talk about a bathroom reno project that was consulted by a Japanese client in Thames, North Island. She wanted us to help her as we are Japanese builders whom she can easily communicate, but unfortunately, Thames are a bit too far for us to come do the work. But we wanted to help her so we talk to her via email, gathered information and finally proposed a reno plan.   Existing Bathroom   I first asked the client to give me a sketch and several photos to understand the current situation […]

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  • 3 Bedroom Home Renovation!! Sunnyhills Auckland

      2016/02/28    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All,   How are your happy weekend going? Today I am going to talk about our residential home renovation in Sunnyhills. This one-story property with 619m2 land area is around 40 years old and has 3 bedrooms, 1 living&dinning, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. This is a quite old house that Japan Homes renovated 2 years ago but it still looks so new! ! The refurbishment includes New kitchen & new bathrooms. Granite kitchen benchtop and the same granite benchtop for the laundry room. new laundry sink and storage. new carpet and new paint throughout. Entrance After opening the entrance door the clean, beautiful dark grey tiled hallway welcome you.   Living&Dinning   Living, Dinning and Kitchen is an open plan with […]

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  • House Extension Project in South Of Auckland!!!

      2016/02/21    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All Aucklanders!! Thanks for you visit to my blog!! Do you have a Happy and and Lucky weekend?   Japan Homes has company service ad pages on Trademe Please have a look at these if you are interested!! Japan Homes Builder Page              Japan Homes Design Page   90m2 House Extension Project   A few weeks ago a property owner contacted us and told he would like to build a ‘new wing’, a 90m2 addition to his existing home. The location is near Dury, South of Auckland. So I just went to his place, discussed his plan and checked the site condition. Here is the existing site. In the front yard beside the existing home the owner wants to build […]

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  • Do Not Mind About Tiny Cracks On Exterior Plaster!!

      2016/02/14    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi all!! Do you guys enjoy the beautiful Sunday? We are so lucky that we have such wonderful weekend here in Auckland!! Our showhome is open on Saturday so, if you have free time, please come visit us here at 31A Atkinson Ave Papatoete.   Exterior Plaster Would you mind if you bought a new home with exterior plaster and few years later its got some fine cracks? Would you think these cracks are due to the trader’s fault or structure issues?   Please do not worry!! This is not often the case. Actually, it is common that the exterior plaster has got fine cracks. The thing is, building always moves every moment. You may not feel it moves but by wind, heat or humidity, […]

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