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Ito's vision: rejuvenating Omishima Island and coexisting with nature

Renowned architect's new project aims to present his people a lifestyle in sync with the natural climate

Mr Ito says "now that Japan has attained the ultimate in capitalism, a lifestyle that values the relationship between people and nature over economic efficiency is essential for the country's future".


A NEW project launched by internationally renowned architect Toyo Ito on Omishima, an island in the Seto Inland Sea, is aimed at presenting the Japanese people with a lifestyle that utilises the natural climate and coexists with nature.

Mr Ito, 74, has fully kicked off "the