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.