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Greendo: Undulating Geothermal Homes Built Into the Side of a Mountain greendo by keita nagata

Greendo is an undulating residential building that’s been carefully inserted into the side of mountain

Greendo: Undulating Geothermal Homes Built Into the Side of a Mountain greendo by keita nagata

Greendo: Undulating Geothermal Homes Built Into the Side of a Mountain

But suited there. Closer to surface. Less toxic. Not tearing down a pristine forest to create. Greendo: Undulating Geothermal Homes Built Into the Side of a Mountain greendo by keita nagata

This cozy, seven-unit residential complex is nestled at (and into) the foot of Mineyama Mountain in Takamatsu, Kagawa prefecture, in southern Japan. The great thing about sticking buildings directly into mountains is that internal temps are controlled geothermally, since the building is almost completely surrounded by earth. While this yields a base temperature of around 60F, heating and cooling tubes are buried below. They feed fresh air from an air tower atop the slope and to individual…

These Geothermal Homes Use Heat From the Mountainside They're Built Into

greendo by keita nagata

Greendo: Undulating Geothermal Homes Built Into the Side of a Mountain

Built into a mountain in Japan, the Miyawaki Gurido complex is temperature controlled thanks to the mountain’s geothermal properties.

How to build a Concrete Retaining Wall. Use a roll of insulation on the face side to give a rough hewn stone look.

Concrete Retaining Wall

How to build a Concrete Retaining Wall. Use a roll of insulation on the face side to give a rough hewn stone look.

Not a bad photo to use for ideas for future cities.

It's like a modern whoville! landscape architecture + urban design Namba Parks in Osaka, Japan. cities can be green spaces. I absolutely love this reinvention of the modern city!

Greendo was designed by Keita Nagata in 2015. Built into the side of a mountain, the house lives and breathes together with the Earth!

Greendo was designed by Keita Nagata in Built into the side of a mountain, the house lives and breathes together with the Earth!

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