29 Jul '16, 1pm

Zero-waste Japanese town builds a unique building from abandoned materials

The small yet ambitious Japanese town of Kamikatsu has achieved an 80% recycling rate and residents sort their waste into 34 categories. The Kamikazt Public House embraces the zero waste mission in its design, particularly with its eye-catching eight-meter-tall window wall made from a hodgepodge of windows reclaimed from nearby abandoned houses. The eight-meter-tall window wall and other openings bring in cool breezes in the summer, while a carbon-neutral radiation heater warms the structure in winter.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/zero-waste-japanese-town-builds-a-un...

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