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.
September 26th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill
The Kyocera Corporation announced last week their participation in a state-of-the-art, international smart-grid demonstration project which aims to assist with [&hellip
August 7th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen
Osaka Gas and Sekisui House have been cooperating in an experimental project for the past year and a half to answer the burning question “Yes, but how well does it actually work?” I speak, of course, of the rising trend of smart
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