Concept home constructed in the Summerlin area of western Las Vegas

In January 2020, we participated as the first Japanese house builder* to exhibit at the International Builders’ Show (IBS),the largest U.S. trade fair for housing, held in Las Vegas. In addition to hosting an exhibit at our booth, we constructed a SHAWOOD concept home (an original wooden house design of Sekisui House) in the Summerlin area of western Las Vegas and opened it to the public. This marked the debut of the SHAWOOD house in the United States, and interest was very high.
This also represented a valuable opportunity for us to convey our commitment to making a better society through housing.

* Based on in-house research of available IBS materials.
IBS is an annual housing fair that attracts more than 85,000 participants involved in the construction industry as well as institutional investors from around the world.
Our concept home was an actual real-life exhibit presented by one selected company. It was built in collaboration with We constructed it in collaboration with Woodside Homes.


Chōwa was selected as the Grand Winner for the Innovative Housing category at the 2020 PCBC’s Gold Nugget Awards and was also among the Award of Merits winners in the Best Innovative Energy Design and Best Interior Merchandising categories.
These awards are recognition of the freedom of design made possible only with the unique SHAWOOD pre-engineered structure and that enables the seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces and a design that achieves a new paradigm in family lifestyle.

An initiative intended to resolve housing issues

The SHAWOOD Concept House is a structure built to the ZEH (Net-Zero Energy House) standard that offers high earthquake resistance and photovoltaic power generation capability with storage batteries. It is constructed with fireproof and low-maintenance Bellburn ceramic exterior wall material. This concept home earned high praise from participants, as it demonstrated a path to resolving some of the social issues facing the United States. It was designed to address the issues of life balance, connection with nature, symbiosis, and the design seeks harmony between Eastern and Western living customs, the concepts of indoors and outdoors, and a balance between technology and privacy. By showcasing these technologies in the United States, we seek to provide helpful solutions.