JIDA Museum Selection vol.19

LIXIL カーポート SC

Product LIXIL カーポート SC
LIXIL Carport SC
Model number
Manufacturer 株式会社 LIXIL
LIXIL Corporation
Designer 丹羽 新吾
NIWA Shingo
Pioneer spirit
Social performance
Technology innovation
生活領域/Living areas
事業領域/Business areas
公共領域/Public areas



For both a better living space and more beautiful cityscape, we designed a carport that blends in beautifully with the facade of the modern home. Homes are impor- tant places—they are where we live for long periods of time—but the carports designed until now look always as though they are temporary, industrial products, and one would be hard-pressed to say they make the spaces they adjoin more com- fortable. Our goal is not only to assure their basic functions, such as protecting cars, but also to bring prominence to both the homes they compliment and the cars that stand at the ready for daily use within them. Aiming to create more harmony between the home and the car, we reexamined the elements of residential archi- tectures, carefully considering the ways “harmony” can be realized in structure, form, and material. Regardless of the level of its mass production, our carport will have a simple form and architectural appearance that will simply  t into any kind of existing housing structures. (Description / NIWA Shingo) Launch Year / 2017

A simple and noiseless carport that blends in with residential buildings. Though seemingly a simple task, a great amount of consideration was involved in realiz- ing this product. I  nd that, while the market-size of carport is not yet clear, the effort put into this carport’s realization stems from the designer’s desire to create new standards for the next generation. I believe such strongly individualistic app- roaches to design help advance our society in a good way. (Selection Committee / ASHIZAWA Yusuke)