The lower level of the home is wrapped in glazing, which wards off excessive solar gain. To further aid in passive cooling, the stacked upper level overhangs the bottom, creating shade as well as privacy.
After more than a month of battling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, Tokyo Electric and Power announced today that radiation leakage is likely to exceed Chernobyl levels. The utility
Tokyo Electric Power Co. -- or TEPCO as it is commonly known -- has said that it is likely to completely shut down the four unstable nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant that were damaged
Our friends over at molo recently released their portable Hobo Lanterns to much fanfare and we just got news that the interior design duo has now unveiled a special edition version of the tote-shaped LED
Apparently crime is down in Hong Kong, because the historical district is trying to figure out what to do with the disused Central Police Station. Architecture giants Herzog and De Meuron in collaboration
When Japanese architect Endo Shuhei adds another delectable design to his repertoire, you can expect a project title just as incredible as the structure itself. He names each of his projects by letter and
China and Japan have been constantly trying to outdo each other when it comes to high-speed rail. Now, the Central Japan Railway Company has announced that it plans to build the world's fastest train. The
In a fascinating use of time-tested technology to address uniquely modern problems, Japanese space agency JAXA is teaming up with Japanese fishing net maker Nitto Seimo to haul in some of the 100,000-plus
If you're in the market for green curtains you could certainly buy some made of organic cotton, but we recently saw an option on Tokyo Green Space that seems a lot cooler. This living curtain is made of
Transforming multi-purpose furniture is a key design element for small space living, so clever tricks were employed to turn this tiny apartment into an efficient office. The largest room of the apartment
The tiny urban home features a total floor area of 75 sq meters (807 sq ft) and is composed of two volumes -- the gate house and the main house. The gate house is a slim, two-story volume located adjacent
Compared to other micro homes in Japan, this three-story, 474 sq ft home could actually be considered quite accommodating. For much of the Western world however, it is still small by comparison. It's a
Bakoko's design for Kyoai Gukuen University aims to eliminate the loss of important recreational space on the university campus by lifting the green space up and creating a building below to support it.