Storm House

Storm is a natural phenomenon that means blowing of rough and strong winds. It is a word associated with the weather sometimes accompanied by rain, lightning, or snow.
Figuratively, things which are very furious or violently disturbing is often likened to a storm. Storm is a concrete phenomenon, but at the same time it is an abstract concept that indicates fluctuations in society and sense of values or turning points.
It also could be reflecting the changes we are facing today in our lives and generation.
On the other hand, it may be good to give it a thought closer to one’s own sense.
Facing the overwhelming power of nature by the stormy winds and rain, one may sometimes hold an elated or refreshed feeling. Being excited like a child, get soaking wet or imagining the scenery which spreads after the storm. “STORM” can contain various nuances in the spoken context. Frameworks of a “HOUSE” can also be widely captured.
How to interpret the “STORM HOUSE” is up to each person.
Think out of the box.
We look forward to your proposals.

In the world of Japanese language, storm has virous nuances.
First, it means the rage of nature. Then, it can also mean a revolutionary presence in society or a creative existence that reverses the sense of value in things. In other words, “Storm House” can be taken as a “House in the Storm” or architecture itself can be stated as a storm.
A house coexisting with nature, an architecture that transforms human society. Anticipated to seeing the creations of various storms.

― Ryue Nishizawa

It is an open subject with various interpretations. Furthermore, there is a storm involved. Storm comes suddenly. Storm will change a familiar view to something different. Storm will turn the daily values upside down. Storm can reveal possibilities that are impossible in times of peace. The first life must have been born in such a storm.

― Akihisa Hirata

Literally taken, a harsh weather with wind and rain would be imagined, and an architecture that confronts the storm exerting its fundamental performance to bring peace may be said as the” Storm House.”
On the other hand, calling for a storm expecting to blow away boredom could be the “Storm House.” Either way it is defined, looking forward to seeing submissions casting new questions towards this raging world.

― Yasutaka Yoshimura

In addition to the various changes like disasters, infectious diseases, and energy, the crisis of war is foregrounding. The established way of thinking is re-questioned every day in this era but, in all age’s do hope that architecture will always be an opportunity to find hope. Shaking the sense of values in people’s lives, chain reactions of influence that can change the society, think of a house that can shake the general idea of “Architecture” itself.

― Tatsuya Hatori

During the 25years of 1995 to 2020, the “Small Things” were often talked about. While climate change (physical storm) and international dispute (social storm) is in process simultaneously, and the traditional frameworks of family and space is unstable, to think of what a “Storm” “House” is challenges us with the “BIG” question again, and those thoughts are what should be pictured in specific architecture.

― Ryuji Fujimura

The word “Storm” may remind people of thoughts associated to violent weather or current trends. Spreading of the infectious disease or political situations of the recent days may be referred to a storm.
On the other hand, some may feel the comfortable and refreshing wind blowing of a “Wheat Storm” during the wheat harvest season.
The “Storm House” has various point of views.
Looking forward to meeting new suggestions.

― Yukihiro Sohdai



  • 1st PRIZE[one]
  • 1,000,000yen
  • 2nd PRIZE[one]
  • 500,000yen
  • 3rd PRIZE[one]
  • 300,000yen
  • Merit PRIZE[eight]
  • 100,000yen

Total prizes amount : 2,600,000 yen
All above prize money includes income tax

  • The results will be informed to the winners and will be announced in the January 2023 issue of SHINKENCHIKU.
  • Exhibition will be held at AIJ building in Tokyo Japan: Feb. 13th(Mon)-Feb. 16th(Thur), 2023



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A registration number and applicaion form will be issued by email after the registration is properly completed.

One registration number is only valid for one submission. For multiple submissions, register multiple times to receive individual registration number for each submission.

The Competition office cannot make any changes on the application form for the participants, if any changes or mistakes in registration occur, re-registration is required.


Use one sheet of thick drawing paper (like Kent paper) of A2-Size (420mm x 594mm).

Thin paper such as imitation vellum-paper should not be used since easy to break when opening the envelope.

Paper mounted onto a panel or frame will not be accepted.


All works should represent the theme just by drawings or pictures.
Explanation in words should be kept to a minimum.

Drawings can be block plan, floor plan, elevation view, cross-section view, perspective view, model photo, etc.

You may use blue print, pencil, ink, color, photos, print etc. at your discretion.

Registration number & Application form

How to submit?

Send your submission to the address below.

Nisshin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Attn. : Design Competition Office
2F, 2-23-4 Senju-Azuma, Adachi-ku, Tokyo, 120-0025, Japan

Submissions will be accepted only through mail delivery. UPS, EMS, DHL or any other overseas mailing service will be accepted.

Submissions can be packed in any form, though preferred to be sent flat to avoid rolling or damage.

All costs for submission such as shipping, delivery, tax, insurance etc. will be borne by the entrant.

If any charges or payment occurs when arriving at the competition office, the submission will be returned to the sender or to be held at the shipping company by sender’s expense.

Competition office will not be responsible for any lost submission while shipping. Confirmation for submission arrival will not be answered by the competition office.

Additional information

  • The sponsors will not answer any questions about the theme.
  • All entries should not have been published or shown to public before in whole or in part including social media.
  • Entries should not be submitted simultaneously to any other competitions. Entries submitted to other competitions will be disqualified.
  • Competition entries must not infringe the copyright of any other works either in whole or in part. For example do not use images from magazines, books or websites.
  • If suspicion of infringement is found, the winning prize will be revoked by the sponsors.
  • If infringement or any other problem is found after announcement of the winning prizes, all the relevant responsibilities must be assumed by the entrants.
  • Change of application contents by the entrant after winning announcement will not be accepted.
  • Do not publish your submission in any form in whole or in part including social media until after the winners are announced on the competition web site.
  • The winners must not publish the winning works in anyway including social media until public announcement is made in the SHINKENCHIKU magazine.
  • Copyrights on the entries will remain to the property of the entrants, but the sponsors will reserve the right to publish the winning entries in magazines and other media.
  • Competition entries will not be returned. Travel expenses for attending the award ceremony is borne by the entrant. Any other questions not listed in this competition page will be answered by e-mail only.





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