SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR LIVING SPACE
The reason for emphasising this viewpoint is because of the extraordinary circumstances that Japan experienced underwent after the World War II. It is said that from the end of the War until today this country has spent some $10 trillion (1,000 trillion Yen) on housing expenditure, while causing the nation to endure the process of waste and discarding, and repeating such investments in the industry. We wish to direct our attention to this reality.
Sustainability: The transformation of the house from an item for consumption to that of an asset (stock) is but to restore the house essentially to its proper position.
Sustainability: This is the foundation on which the value of the house as an asset could be augmented. The two inseparable factors that constitute the asset value are “valuation of the house itself” and the “worth of the district and the community.” And if we are to believe that the activities of the individual and the accumulation of their achievements constitute the value of the community, then the main theme, beginning with even one single site, a single building project however small, would be the “improvement of the district and community assets.”