Reconstructing Space, Reconstructing Community in Japan

The Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale showed some of the disaster reconstruction work. . Image © Nico Saieh

Still after the catastrophic tsunami of 2011, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, and other notable Japanese architects, have teamed up on the “Home for All” project to provide community-focused housing to disaster-stricken communities. While the architect-driven initiative seems to be a success, Edwin Heathcote of the Financial Times asks in this exquisitely well-written article: are a set of “starchitects” the right team for the job? (Spoiler: Yes)

Cite: Allen, Katherine. "Reconstructing Space, Reconstructing Community in Japan" 08 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=453967>

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