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Modular Pocket Houses Provide Emergency Housing in Natural Disasters

by , 03/26/14

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Wouldn’t it be helpful to have ‘emergency kits’ already spread over an endangered area if a natural catastrophe happens? This is the story of ‘Pocket House’ – a Regeneration Project in the Tohoku Region of Japan. A wooden modular system with multiple uses, the versatile kit helped create a new identity for the disaster-stricken urban environment of Yabuki Town in Fukushima Prefecture, and could do the same for future such communities.

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