Gallery: Team Japan’s Omotenashi Solar Decathlon House Bridges the Gap ...

Chiba University architecture students have built the Omotenashi House as the sole Japanese entrant to the 2012 European Solar Decathlon. Constructed in only a fortnight, the house is impressing crowds with its obvious respect for Japanese tradition, a conscious effort to integrate with its natural surrounding, and of course, some serious hi-tech gadgetry! The design of the house remains simple, but it is filled to the brim with wonderful ideas that make the structure the classic sum of all its parts.

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