Gallery: Nikken Sekkei’s Evaporative Cooling Bioskin Building Wins Ener...

Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei recently took top honors in the Production/Energy/Recycling category at the World Architecture Festival for its work on the Sony City Osaki building in Tokyo. The building is the first of its kind to use a natural 'bioskin' cooling system, which pulls heat away from the building as water evaporates from it, causing the air around the building to cool.

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