Composting used to provide heat in a room
Composting is a process that usually generated quite a bit of heat. The union of the microbes and organic materials leads to a certain type of heating up. Tokyo based architects Bakoko has thought of a unique way to somehow use this heat to warm a small public place like the traditional garden teahouses that are found all over Japan. Tentatively named “Comploo,” Bakoko’s small structure is composed of a series of large, specially shaped compost hoppers arranged in a ring to form an enclosure. A system of sealed ducts runs through each of the bins, and as the air circulates within the walls, the decaying compost warms it. Through a central vent this heated air is released into the structures interiors thereby warming the place up.