#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar, & battery news & analysis site in the world. Support our work today!


Browsing the "smart home" Tag

Japanese Ecovillage House Brings Nature Right Inside

October 31st, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

This year, architects from ALTS Design Office were brought in to take the ecovillage process a step further. Rather than maintain the traditional strict separation between inner and outer, the Kofunaki House brings nature (or the outer) right inside.


Experimental Smart House Completed In Tokyo University

August 19th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

The Institute of Industrial Science of Tokyo University, widely regarded as the top university in Japan, has erected a "smart house" on their Komaba Campus, in cooperation with LIXIL Housing Corporation's Eyeful Home Company. The current structure, the COMMA house (COMfort MAnagement), is the start of a series of prototypes and tests geared toward creating more-or-less self-sufficient home. The project is expected to have plans for a standard smart house by



Back to Top ↑