With 230 square meters of livable space, this project exists to prove that environmentally conscious living isn’t reserved for the wealthy.
“In constructing a net zero energy house, it is most important to manage energy than to produce it, therefore insulation is the most important factor. Sosoljip is built with external insulation to block heat or cold before it even enters the structure. Not a single centimeter of the building is directly exposed to external air. The reinforced concrete structure is wrapped with 20 centimeter styrofoam insulation. During the summer, the building relies on the insulation layer and natural ventilation for cooling without air conditioners, because the electricity consumption by air conditioners cannot be met with photovoltaic production. The client will gladly wear sweaters in the winter and sweat a little in the summer, which is only natural.”
“Turning brownfields and vacant lots into safe community gardens and urban farms benefits the property and neighborhood by removing environmental hazards and improving poor quality, compacted, potentially contaminated soils and creating more biologically diverse habitats and healthy soil that can filter storm water. Growing vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs and spices can connect cultures and encourage healthy eating habits while teaching useful skills. Introducing communities to healthy local food varieties and choices can help improve public health and the environment.”
HOUSE VISION 2013 TOKYO EXHIBITION：TOTO・YKK AP / Naruse Inokuma Architects + Azuma Makoto
The annual exposition ‘House Vision’ is a way to show and communicate new ideas for the future house. In 2013 edition Naruse Inokuma Architects and the florist designer Azuma Makoto participated with a proposal of a bath that rethinks the roles of the garden and privacy. The idea is to invert the traditional characteristic of the green wall to propose a green interior coating, so they create peaceful atmosphere between light, plant and the smell that it gives off.
La exposición anual de ‘House Vision’ es una forma de mostrar y comunicar nuevas ideas para la casa del futuro. En la edición del 2013 participaron los arquitectos Naruse Inokuma y la diseñadora floral Azuma Makoto que propusieron un baño que replantea los conceptos de jardín y privacidad. En una idea de invertir el concepto tradicional del jardin vertical ellos proponen un revestimiento interior de plantas, creando una atmósfera apacible entre la luz, la vegetación y su aroma que desprende.