Living the Green Life

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The inner courtyard

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Tucked away on a side street of a much busier road, JOH3 is a residential building created by J Mayer H. with several interesting environmental features. For starters, the building's use of vegetation is commendable. Those on the seventh (top) floor have green roofs, several rooms have their own gardens, and the inner courtyard is also heavily vegetated. The water collected through the green roof system is reused for toilets and washing machines. Finally an innovative facade around the building prevents excess heat from forming and ensures the building can maintain its non-use of AC.