Gallery: Japan’s First Passive House Showcases Energy Efficient Buildin...

 

This simple yet elegant home by Key Architects is not just an intriguing example of modern Japanese design — it’s also is the first certified Passive House in Japan. Simplicity has its rewards, and when the Passive House standard is synthesized with Japan’s refined building sensibility the result is a powerful combination that can move green building to a new level. This ultra-efficient house is a far cry from traditional Japanese housing, which used thin wall construction and single-pane windows, which even today is still quit typical.

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  1. James Scott April 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I was under the impression that passive solar homes have been around Japan and North America for years. OM Solar of Japan has been around since the late 80’s and their website claims more than 20,000 projects built around Japan.

    Maybe I misread the article.

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