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HCM House / Ginga Architects

© Katsuo Koseki
© Katsuo Koseki

© Katsuo Koseki© Katsuo Koseki© Katsuo Koseki© Katsuo Koseki+ 43

  • Architects: Ginga Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  130
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Vectorworks, IOC, LIXIL , Sanwa Company

House Miyagino / Kazuya Saito Architects

© Yasuhiro Takagi© Yasuhiro Takagi© Yasuhiro Takagi© Yasuhiro Takagi+ 24

Sendai, Japan

[ME]morial Thesis Honors 2011 Japan Earthquake Victims

On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the coast of Japan at Sendai, damaging the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and taking over 10,000 lives. Over the past three years, only temporary memorial observances have been utilized to honor these victims in Sendai. To address this deficiency, MIT graduate student Beomki Lee has created a concept design for an innovative new memorial space called [ME]morial.

[ME]morial #2: Earth. Image Courtesy of Beomki Lee[ME]morial #3: Water. Image Courtesy of Beomki Lee[ME]morial #3: Water. Image Courtesy of Beomki Lee[ME]morial #1: Air. Image Courtesy of Beomki Lee+ 14

House Higashi-Kubancho / Kazuya Saito Architects

© Yasuhiro Takagi© Yasuhiro Takagi© Yasuhiro Takagi© Yasuhiro Takagi+ 13

Sendai, Japan
  • Architects: Kazuya Saito Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  105
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

The Japanese Tsunami - 3 Years Later

Almost 3 years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the North-East coastline of Japan, this article on Arcspace examines the current - unsettling - state of rebuilding in the Tōhoku region. According to former residents and architects working for Architecture for Humanity, plans neither address what the people want nor sufficiently provide protection in the event of a similar disaster. Furthermore, with Japan now preparing for the 2020 Olympics, it seems the Tōhoku region is being neglected. Read more on the story here.

Sendai Update from Architecture for Humanity: Moving from Relief to Recovery

The most recent Architecture for Humanity Sendai relief update comes just in time to celebrate AFH’s 12th Birthday. We here at ArchDaily want to wish AFH a Happy Birthday and thank them for the 12 years of innovation and service they have provided our communities and the profession.

Design Open Mic, led by Cameron Sinclair and Chapters Coordinator Frederika Zipp, updated staff and attendees on their current relief efforts in response to the Sendai earthquake in Japan. Currently a Program Advisory Board has been assembled and Architecture for Humanity is continuing to focus their efforts on developing a rebuilding strategy and implementation process.

Lift / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa + 28

Sendai, Japan
  • Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates - Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  98
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010

Edge / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa + 41

Sendai, Japan
  • Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates - Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  134
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010