Penguin Environmental Design

Rain Chain – Supreme Alternative to Downspouts

Architects and home owners often detest downspouts; they are too functinal and ugly. I agree and usually place them inconspicuous locations. But I also know that there is a much better alternative: a rain chain. Rain chains are decorative chains installed at the nose of roofs or eaves in Japanese traditional architecture.  Through them, rainwater tricles down gracefully.  […]

Japanese + Modern