Our first product, the Pipe House
In September 1950, almost 20,000 houses were destroyed by a powerful typhoon that hit the Kansai area.
Nevertheless, our founder, Nobuo Ishibashi, noticed that the rice plants in the paddies and the bamboo in the bamboo forests had not broken in the face of gale-force winds.
"Rice plants and bamboo are cylindrical and hollow," he thought. "Then, perhaps it is possible to make a strong and safe house using steel pipes."
Thus, our first product, the Pipe House, which gained its idea from rice plants and bamboo, came into being.
The Pipe House achieved the industrialization of construction as a prefabricated building where building components were mass-produced in the factory and assembled on the building site. Focusing on government agencies and the Japan National Railway (JNR, current JR), the Pipe House met the demand for warehouses, offices and the like.
Our first catalog
A Pipe House is on display at the Daiwa House Industry Central Research Laboratory in Nara City.
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