Makino Museum of Plants and People – Kochi City, Japan
Building: Makino Museum of Plants and People
Location: Mount Godai, Kochi City, Japan
Completed: March 1999
Architect: Naito Architects and Associates
Structural Designer: Structural Design Group/SDG
AE Interests: Reinforced concrete and steel plus laminated wood roof framing. Large canopy provides sun shading efficiency. Deciduous trees planted next to external air intakes precools air before it enters the building.