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SOJA-O / KANIUE

© Yosuke Ohtake© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners© Yosuke Ohtake+ 29

  • Architects: KANIUE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  86
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: A&A, A&A Material Corporation, Gotoh Lighting Furniture, JFE

Pilotis House / Furuichi and Associates

© Hiroshi Ito© Hiroshi Ito© Hiroshi Ito© Hiroshi Ito+ 12

Okayama, Japan

Japan's Abandoned Golf Courses Get Second Life As Solar Farms

With a goal to double the amount of its renewable energy power sources by 2030, Japan has begun to transform abandoned golf courses into massive solar energy plants. As Quartz reports, Kyocera, a company known for its floating solar plants, has started construction on a 23-megawatt solar plant on an old golf course in the Kyoto prefecture (scheduled to open in 2017). The company also plans to break ground on a similar, 92-megawatt plant in the Kagoshima prefecture next year. Pacifico Energy is also jumping on the trend; with the help of GE Energy Financial Services, the company is overseeing two solar plant golf course projects in the Okayama prefecture. The idea is spreading too; plans to transform gold courses into solar fields are underway in New YorkMinnesota and other US states as well.

Haspali Spa / Three.Ball.Cascade.Architects

© Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano© Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano© Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano© Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano+ 21

Pit House / UID Architects

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners + 20

Okayama, Japan
  • Architects: UID Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  115 Area:  115
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011 Year:  2011

Black slit house / THREE.BALL.CASCADE.

Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE.Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE.Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE.Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE.+ 23

Okayama, Japan

Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects

Floating Roof House / Tezuka ArchitectsFloating Roof House / Tezuka ArchitectsFloating Roof House / Tezuka ArchitectsFloating Roof House / Tezuka Architects+ 6

Okayama, Japan