In a move that’s going to inspire countless ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ missives, this new bar and brewery in Japan is made entirely of recycled rubbish. Far from looking a dump, the building is a simple, stunning example of what can be achieved with a little know-how and a lot of old materials.
Located in the Japanese town of Kamikatsu – a town that recycles over 80% of its waste – the new bar, brewery and living space recently won the WAN Sustainable Buildings Award 2016. Designed by Hiroshi Nakamura, the Kamikatz Public House was built using windows salvaged from abandoned homes, reclaimed floor tiles, old bottles for chandeliers and newspapers for new wallpaper. Executed with a zero waste goal, the barn-like structure blends in perfectly with its picturesque hillside location.