5 Years after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that hit the eastern coast of Japan on March 11th, 2011, some of the buildings were completed under the Home-for-All program started by architect Toyo Ito in response to the disaster.
Home for All in Tsukihama Technical Information
- Architects1: SANAA | Profile of SANAA
- Location: Tsukihama, Miyatojima, Japan
- Typology: Workspace for fishery, Resting place
- Area: 72m2
- Evocative topics: Shelter, Emergency
- Project Year: 2014
- Images: © Courtesy of Home-for-all, SANAA Architects
- Source: Home-For-All
We proposed a place to rest and work that can be used for various activities. A resting place that is open to the sea and that can accommodate a place to work for several people.
Home for All in Tsukihama Photographs
About House For All Project
HOME-FOR-ALL is a program that gives shelter for those who lost their homes or jobs in the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11th, 2011.
They are spaces where people can get together and build a new community life. In the weeks following the earthquake, a group of architects, lead by Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, and Riken Yamamoto, established a volunteer organization working with younger architects to help make a difference and build HOME-FOR-ALL community houses in the disaster area.
The HOME-FOR-ALL community houses are built in the areas of temporary housing and fishing harbors. The houses’ usage ranges from gathering spaces for people who live in temporary housing, places for communities to recover, play spaces for kids, and bases to rebuild the agriculture and fishery industry.
SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) is a multiple award-winning architectural firm based in Tokyo, Japan. SANAA designs highly aesthetic and experimental buildings in Japan, Europe, and the USA. The white, ethereal architecture of SANAA has, to many people, become synonymous with contemporary Japanese architecture. It was founded in 1995 by two Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, a former employee at Kazuyo Sejima and Associates. In 1997, Ryue Nishizawa also founded his own office, Ryue Nishizawa and Associates, and to this day, both architects work on individual projects outside of SANAA. In 2010, Sejima and Nishizawa were awarded the Pritzker Prize.
- Structure Design: SAP / Sasaki and Partners