Kip Dawkins

The United States has been known for its broad mix of cultures since its origin. From foods and traditions to languages and values, immigrants from the east and west brought their knowledge and practices to the U.S. to establish fulfilling lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. And while home building may not be the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of concepts derived from international cultures, this year’s BUILDER concept home holds the potential to alter opinions.

The project brought together Japan-based housing giant Sekisui House, its wholly-owned U.S. home building enterprise Woodside Homes, based in Salt Lake City, and international architecture firm KTGY Architecture + Planning to construct a one-of-a-kind production home. The BUILDER Chōwa Concept Home aims to empower U.S. builders and their partners with a North American example and education process that showcases Sekisui House's exclusive, precision-crafted approach to residential building.

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