ACROS Fukuoka Building, Japan
Monday, February 8, 2010
In Japan, I came across the ACROS building and thought it was an excellent way to reconcile technology with nature. With trees running all the way up one side of the building, it goes far beyond the rooftop garden idea. The other side just looks like a glass building, but the green side merges with the greenery of the park and becomes part of the landscape. As it slants upwards, its like a human-made mountain. Imagine how awesome our city would be if all its buildings supported a forest for a roof. Let there be green roofs!