Reconstructing Space, Reconstructing Community in Japan

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

Still rebuilding 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, 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 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=453967>