Builders in Japan have figured out how to use advanced building technologies to solve many of the same challenges that face American home builders, such as affordability, sustainability, resilience, labor capacity, and productivity. Now, a collaboration between a pair of architectural firms from Japan and the U.S. will introduce how these principles can be applied to the American market. The 2020 BUILDER Concept Home project, called Chōwa—Living In Balance—is a real-time exploration of how East literally meets West in home building, and of how what is best and most advanced in Japan’s construction, engineering, and design practices can be replicated in the U.S. The project will be featured at the International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which takes place January 21 to 23, 2020.

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