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Look ma, no handrails: a house designed for danger

Designboom presents a lovely wood-lined “Re-slope house” on a sloping site in Kobe, designed by Tomohiro Hata. Call in the handrail police; it is yet another in the series of what have been called deathtrap houses, with none of the protection between levels required in western building codes. Here, it ...

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Made for each other: Net Zero and Passive House

Net Zero Energy building is hot in North America these days; that’s where people put enough grid-connected solar panels on their roof so that over the course of the year they produce as much energy as they use. Elon Musk is building factories and roofs are sprouting panels like mad. ...

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