Eco Living Japan Sustainable Ideas for Living Green By Deanna MacDonald Hardcover, 240 pages, color
Known equally well for its ecologically-sensitive homes as it is for cutting-edge, green technology, Japan has long been at the forefront of sustainable building. Eco Living Japan presents 19 contemporary Japanese houses which exemplify the most recent trends in green design. With over 250 photos, drawings, plans and lively, informative text, MacDonald’s book offers a clear picture of green living in contemporary Japan while providing inspiration and practical ideas for those creating homes here in North America. The book’s easy-to-understand format, including sidebars that call attention to specific technologies and methodologies is informative and enjoyable for both the professional architect and the forward-thinking homeowner.