Posted: 29 Nov 2012 10:45 PM PST
Tato Architects, an architectural firm from Japan designed a wonderful green architecture house in Yamasaki. It is a simple, modern house, designed by considering the natural daylighting and energy efficiency.
The sustainable home is located in Hyogo Prefecture, a new residential area. The building is slightly sunken into the earth to provide a solid foundation and providing natural insulation to create a good energy efficiency. It was built for a young couple with two children.
The natural daylighting becomes an important point to be provided, as the area is known to have often cloudy days. The eco construction has additional play space at the roof top, and the living area is located in the bottom level.
A greenhouse construction is located between the bottom level and the rooftop, providing access for the natural lighting, and natural ventilation. A covering can be pulled and acted as sun shade when needed. By this, the sustainable building may achieve good energy efficiency.
Sustainable energy resource, the geothermal, provides heating energy for this green architecture home, supported by floor-heating system and the earth-sunken construction. Sandwiched materials also provide good insulation, especially the use of corrugated polycarbonate panels, moisture and water absorbing and heat-retaining sheet, used for the greenhouse. Recycled materials, especially thermal insulation material from recycled PET bottles are used also.
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