The A-Ring House in Japan Uses Aluminum to Reduce Energy Costs

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Nov 15, 2009 • References: tekuto & dezeen
More and more, house hunters are looking for eco-friendly homes that not only do good, they must look good too. The A-ring house (Aluminum-ring House 3) in Kanazawa, Japan, fits beautifully into both categories.

This prefabricated house designed by Tokyo architects Atelier Tekuto boasts a sleek, modern aesthetic that incorporates special aluminum components to enhance energy efficiency. Pipes are passed through the interior, which not only contribute to the house’s structural design elements, but offer a thermal radiation system for heating and cooling. According to Dezeen, LED lighting is also reflected by the aluminium and reduces energy costs. Stats for Piped Prefab Homes Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 28,588 clicks in 341 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Piped Prefab Homes
Related: 74 examples / 57 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 27 similar articles, including: 42 modern prefab buildings, eco prefab homes, and sustainable houseboats.