Between episodes: Beer meets local sustainable architecture

Does it ever. RISE & WIN Brewing Co. BBQ & General Store located in Japan was designed and built from scrap materials.

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Their approach to architectural design was accomplished by using local materials like doors, windows and furniture dumped in the rubbish collection station and using returnable bottles that can be used again. For their beer, they utilize “scrap” yuko citrus peels from Kamikatsu to spice its craft beer

Officially classified as a timber structure, the brewery was designed by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects.

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From their website:

To make the pub a local symbol when looking up from the town, the windows comprising fittings from abandoned houses were set eight meters high. We gathered windows that illuminated the town in the past and dedicated our wish that they would serve as a lantern of hope to shine upon the town struggling with a declining population. The elevated ceiling effectively ventilates the warm air that stagnates above during summer, while the double layer of window fittings trap air and enhance insulation. The ceiling fan circulates heat from the carbon-neutral radiation heater that makes effective use of branches from the forest.

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I’ll drink to that.

 

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