As temporary housings are suitable for flatlands, it is usually difficult to provide the required number of units after disaster strikes. For such case in Onagawa, Miyagi, we used 20ft shipping containers and stacked them in a checkerboard pattern up to three stories. Based on this achievement, we will develop it as a cross-sectional joint project.
After large-scale disasters, evacuees shelter in gymnasiums and are forced to live there for a few months until temporary housings are deployed. It is crucial to maintain privacy and to prevent infections. Our Paper Partition System made of paper tubes and curtains provides private space for each family and are easy to assemble. We promote this system to support disaster victims.
・Centre Pompidou-Metz, France（2010）
・Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand（2013）
・Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita, Japan（2014）
・Onagawa Station / Onagawa Onsen Yupo'po, Miyagi, Japan（2015）
・Swatch Omega, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland（2019）
Main affiliation: SHIGERU BAN ARCHITECTS