30 Mar '14, 7pm

New Prototype Home That’s Heated & Cooled Entirely By Fermenting Straw: .pw-widget p{ float:left; }

New Prototype Home That’s Heated & Cooled Entirely By Fermenting Straw: .pw-widget p{ float:left; }

Designed by student designers Masaki Ogasawara, Keisuke Tsukada and Erika Mikami, the “Recipe to Live” house is located in Taiki-cho town on Hokkaido island, a place that is known for its dairy farms (and lots of locally-made straw). In the summer, straw will dry inside transparent window shelving which act as “heat shield panels,” thus releasing moisture that will help cool the ambient temperature. During winter, the fermenting straw will give off heat thanks to the microbial process that gradually breaks down the organic matter.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/30/new-prototype-home-th...

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