Sustainable Architecture

If you really want an impressive coffee table, put this on it. Since starting with shrines in the 17th century, the Takenaka Corporation has grown into one of Japan's biggest builders. They have just finished their head office as a shrine to sustainability and A+U did a book on it: "We have strived to provide an easy-to-understand description of the three key themes of the design of the New Tokyo Main Office Building: the creation of a highly efficient and high-quality workplace; the reduction of environmental load; and the pursuit of cost-performance." Be the first on your block. Read more at ::Japan Architect and get it from ::Ballenford Books