Today is Day 7 in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan recently. More than 6,900 people are confirmed to be dead so far. It’s a tragedy that we will not be able to forget. There are many ways to help, from making donations to Red Cross, Japan Society, Global Giving, Save The Children, iTunes, and many more.
Shigeru Ban Architects have a different idea to help. They are currently preparing to deploy imple partitions for evacuees taking shelter at gymnasiums in the Tohoku region. You can make a donation by contacting them via email at Van or FAX (+81 3 3324 6789)
PAPER PARTITION SYSTEM- Fukuoka, Japan, 2005 and Fujisawa, Japan, 2006
PAPER LOG HOUSES – Kobe, Japan, 1995
TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN KIRINDA – Kirinda, Sri Lanka, 2007 (above)
PAPER EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR UNHCR – Byumba Refugee Camp, Rwanda, 1999 (bottom)