Journal of the Japan Society of Colour Material
Online ISSN : 1883-2199
Print ISSN : 0010-180X
ISSN-L : 0010-180X
Volume 93 , Issue 12
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  • Hinako KAWAKAMI, Yasumitsu MATSUO
    2020 Volume 93 Issue 12 Pages 393-398
    Published: December 20, 2020
    Released: January 19, 2021
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    Recently, the loss of vegetation by disposal of unsaleable vegetables and deforestation has been increasing every year and has become a global environmental problem from the viewpoint of an increase in the environmental load. In the environmentally friendly energy field, new renewable energy sources are strongly desired in addition to solar, wind, geothermal power generation, and so on. In order to solve these problems simultaneously, we have focused on the attractive advantages whereby leaves produce oxygen and hydrogen by photosynthesis and create beautiful architectural space with natural green color, and have produced “Photosynthetic architecture”. In the present paper, the energy-generation mechanism, and the concept and actual examples of photosynthetic architecture are presented.

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