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The 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference in Tokyo, Student Session 23-29 September 2005, Tokyo, Japan

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Printed in Japan 2005

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i, ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix

2 3 4 5~7 8 9~31 32~95 96

On behalf of the SB05Tokyo Student Session Organising Committee, I would like to welcome you all to Tokyo and to the first attempt of a student session in the series of Sustainable Building Conferences. We initiated this event based on the brief that it could create networks between young architects and researchers in the field of Sustainable Building, and that the networks could act as an essential catalyst for forming a better, less unsustainable future. Under the slogan of "building a sustainable future", the SB05Tokyo Student Session has attracted more than 120 participants with no fewer than 34 nationalities. With the help of quite a few experts and fellow Student Session participants, the SB05 Student Session Organising Committee, a group of 29 students from 9 Japanese universities and 11 countries, has prepared this event with a range of activities such as Plenary Session on SB International Comparison, Design Workshop, Discussionbased Workshops, Activity-based Workshops, Poster Session and Walking Tours. Along with the preparation for these activities, the Organisers for the Plenary Session on SB International Comparison and the Design Workshop have dreamed up the idea of publishing a Design Book with works of fellow international participants and some of the best examples of Sustainable Building in Japan. Accordingly, the Committee decided to publish this book to distribute to the participants of the SB05Tokyo Student Session and the SB05Tokyo main conference. Lastly I would like to show my sincere appreciation for the architects and students from all over the world who have kindly provided us such a wonderful work of theirs. I truly hope this book could help inspire our fellow young architects and researchers, and could contribute to build a sustainable future. HIRANO Tomoko Chair of SB05Tokyo Student Session Organising Committee PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, The University of Tokyo


The “heat island” phenomenon in the urban areas is worsening in a high speed. Tough there are few possible causes for this, the many artificial materials covering the surface and the reduction of the latent heat flux, which is caused by the increase of the thermal storage and the decrease of the water-holding capacity, are thought to be the major causes. For building sustainable city, the recovery of the green, such as farming land and timberland, and a creation of a comfortable environment is the most important factor. Different from the past age when architecture required an environmental sacrifice, in this century of the environment, an architectural design which lessens the burden on the environment by using natural energy and can also be sustainable to time is required. The idea of this design book is to present those sustainable buildings such as, zero-emission refined building, passively designed energy-saving building and green building that contributes to the protection of the organisms' diversity and the recovery of the nature, which the Japanese architects have been introducing to the world. These buildings exist as, and will remain as the place of recreation and relaxation. I wish this book will serve as a useful reference for many students who will learn design from now on. Bio-climatic Design, Environmental Architecture, Urban Regeneration, Ecology, Technology, Building Renovation... concepts that are now important part of the XXI century's lexicon. Global new vocabularies can be found from vernacular houses to large...
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