Gallery: Wide Roof on Wooden Teikyo University Elementary School Gather...

It's not easy to create an organic, wholesome environment in a city that is as dense as Tokyo- unless of course you're Kengo Kuma. One of the most recognized architects in Japan, Kuma clad the sprawling Teikyo University Elementary School with heat-treated cedar to help distinguish it from a suite of unsightly apartment buildings nearby. Hit the jump to find out how that massive roof contributes to the project's overall eco sensibility.

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