Gallery: Shigeru Ban Develops Modular Shelter for Japanese Displaced By...


With thousands of Japanese displaced due to last week’s earthquake and ensuing tsunami, many are currently forced to make homes in local shelters lacking the comfort of even just a little bit of privacy. To offer some relief to the victims of the earthquake the office of Shigeru Ban Architects has developed modular shelters for the displaced Japanese. The partitions come in a simple kit made from cardboard panels and paper tubes, but provide the individuals with privacy and a small space to call their own during a trying time.

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