9. Insulation and heating. We understand, we all know: houses in Japan are thin and poorly insulated because they’re designed to be as light as you can so as to better withstand earthquakes.

9. Insulation and heating. We understand, we all know: houses in Japan are thin and poorly insulated because they’re designed to be as light as you can so as to better withstand earthquakes.

We all know, we realize: homes in Japan are slim and poorly insulated because they’re designed to be because light as you possibly can so as to raised withstand earthquakes. But that doesn’t mean they’re don’t get insanely cool in winter and are also miserable to stay.

Deficiencies in central heating means running an air conditioner, hiding under a kotatsu, huddling a “hot carpet” heated rug, and even utilizing a kerosene-burning stove indoors–all the while opening the entranceway or window to ventilate the area (and losing temperature along the way) every hour to avoid sucking in vast levels of carbon monoxide–to keep hot. They should because you can’t bear to turn the hot water off and venture out into the cold again, you know something’s not quite right when you’re going to bed wearing socks, a sweater and a wooly hat as well as your usual pyjamas, or your showers take 10 minutes longer than. We’re all for safety, but we’re additionally hoping and praying any particular one time technology can come up by having a product that’s ultra-light, super-insulating and affordable, and that Japan starts houses that are building of it. „9. Insulation and heating. We understand, we all know: houses in Japan are thin and poorly insulated because they’re designed to be as light as you can so as to better withstand earthquakes.“ weiterlesen