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Relationship between architecture and rebuilding of Society

“Home for All” Now on view – September 30th (Sat)


“Home for All” is a project to create community centers for people who lost their houses and works as they lived in the areas affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami happened on March 11th, 2011. The project is launched by a group of architects, lead by Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, and Riken Yamamoto to help those who affected to establish new community life. The exhibition “Home for All,” held at  Archi-Depot’s special exhibition space until September 30th, presents the housing models made by numerous architects

For the project, a group asked younger architects to design and build with them the community centers in the various locations among suffered areas: at temporary housing area, in shopping district or near the fishing port. The centers have become bases for people to gather, children to play together, and as discussion rooms for those who rebuild their fishing and agriculture industries: as the time goes on they had become to truly function as “Homes for All.” The project had built many community centers in Tohoku region; they were also built in Kumamoto, where the strong earthquake hit last year.

The exhibition presents models for “Home for All Tohoku” and “Home for All Kumamoto” projects. It will rise a series of question for the viewers, such as how the architecture function in the quake-hit areas and how their functions evolve as the time goes on; it will also reveal the motives that lead those architects to design and build those community centers.

Home for All
Dates: Now on view – September 30th (Sat)
Venue: Archi-Depot
Warehouse TERRADA Main Storage Center 1F, 2-6-10, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Last admission: 19:00)
Closed on Mondays (If it is a national holiday, the museum will be open and be closed on the following Tuesday)


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