Can a house be beautiful, functional and sustainable at the same time? As a leading expert on Japanese architecture, Deanna MacDonald shows in her book how modern living spaces can be inspired by and shaped in response to nature and the environment. 


This 239-page pictorial presentation looks at 19 modern Japanese homes, along with blueprints,drawings and informative text, to demonstrate how each project utilises green technology to minimise the building’s impact on the landscape. 


Deanna delves into techniques used by each architect to showcase how energy-saving initiatives were worked into the structural plans of each home. As a teacher of art and architectural history, the author highlights the evolution of sustainable architecture in Japan from past to present, as well as how it might delve in the future.


Readers can also benefit from useful tips on the various design elements in each home.


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