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

On following the ramp up to the house itself, one encounters the living green curtain that provides shade and privacy to the interior. The veranda-like structure encasing the inner hub of the house has wires connecting to the roof and the floor that support climbing plants. The idea here is to bring practicality and beauty together, allowing residents to produce their own fragrant fruit and vegetables using an architectural ornament.

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