On November 26, Misawa Home announced the launch of sales of their Belle Lead SkipHigh 2-worklabo, a 3-story version of their multi-family rental housing product (the name is not a typo; it’s the name of the product as it is known in the Japanese market).

The 2-stage type was released in January 2021 and according to a statement from Misawa, the initial publication generated a lot of interest and orders from real estate investors.

Noting the product’s initial release in January, the release states, “… With its clear concept and ability to differentiate itself from other properties around it, the product has received a large number of responses from rental owners and led to orders for rental housing in the first half of this year.

The release continues on the 3-stage design, “In addition to the 2-stage type, a new 3-stage type which can secure a larger number of dwelling units has been added to the range to further improve cost efficiency. for owners. “

The product is available to investors to order nationwide except for Hokkaido and Okinawa at the time of writing.

The prototype plan of the new 3-storey design includes 9 units with a total area of ​​495 square meters and an internal useful area of ​​388 square meters, including common areas.

Source: Misawa Home translated by REthink Tokyo

The floor plans for each unit are 1 bedroom + 2 workspace models, locally referred to as 1LDK + 2W.

CG image of the interior of the unit; Source: Misawa House

The two areas of the workstation are named Focus and Change Where Reload configuration.

the Focus the space, the same in all units, is half a level immediately after the bedroom, accessed by stairs in a windowless space that allows the resident to work in a distraction-free space.

CG image of the focus workroom; Source: Misawa House

the Change Where Reload the space is an outdoor space where the owner can choose the configuration to build.

Switching and recharging work room configuration CG image; Source: Misawa House

The units on the 1st floor open onto a garden while the 2nd and 3rd floors allow access to the balcony.

The building construction method uses wood panel bonding method (Japanese 木質 パ ネ ル 接着 工 法) which is a variation of wood frame construction that solves the problem of thermal insulation loss in wooden structures in Japan.

Source: Misawa Home translated by REthink Tokyo

The 1st floor units also come with a secondary storage crawl space called Kura further adding to the convenience of residents.

CG image of the Kura crawl space; Source: Misawa House

In addition, the building is equipped with a large capacity solar power generation system to meet ZEH-M requirements with mini storage batteries, as well as a seismic damping system that reduces seismic energy up to ‘At the half of it or in the middle.

Specifications of health-oriented features that reduce the risk of infectious disease are included in the design, for example placing the toilet near the entrance to encourage more frequent hand washing when returning home.

In addition, a home delivery box has been added to allow residents to receive packages without direct contact with the delivery person. In addition, the window Change Where Reload the space can also be used as a solarium to prevent pollen and inhalable fine particles (PM2.5) from adhering to clothes while drying.

The product is available for investors to order for construction in Japan nationwide except Hokkaido and Okinawa.

Further reading

Misawa Homes 3-story Product Press Release (Japanese only; November 2021)

Misawa Homes Double-Decker Product Press Release (Japanese only; January 2021)