Zero-Waste Japanese Town Creates Building From Abandoned Materials

Zero-Waste Japanese Town Creates Building From Abandoned Materials

The Kamikatz Public House is built from repurposed windows and recycled cedarwood boards

Kimberly B. Johnson
  • 3 august 2016

Architectural firm Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP just won the WAN Sustainable Buildings Award 2016 for their stunning Kamikatz Public House, a sundries shop and pub created from repurposed abandoned materials. The Kamikatz Public House was built to represent the small yet ambitious city of Kamikatsu and its commitment to zero waste. Kamikatsu has achieved an 80 percent recycling rate through a system where residents separate their waste into 34 varying categories.

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