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How Did Architects Respond Immediately after 3/11
-The Great East Japan Earthquake

This exhibition planned to coincide with the first anniversary of The Great East Japan Earthquake, sets out to introduce the world to the diverse range of projects launched by architects throughout the region. Divided into three sections (First Phase: Emergency Responses, Second Phase: Temporary Housing, and Third Phase: Reconstruction Projects) representing the phases of projects that were implemented or planned from the period immediately after the disaster to the present, the exhibition also includes a number of restoration proposals submitted by foreign architects. The displays consist of panels that summarize each project with a written outline, drawings, and photographs in addition to related materials such as videos, models, and furniture and cardboard shelters that were actually used in the evacuation shelters.

Taro Igarashi contributed an article to Wochi Kochi Magazine.

Inspirations from the Exhibition "How Did Architects Respond Immediately after 3/11--The Great East Japan Earthquake"


October 17 - November 21, 2014
School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)

October 21 - 31, 2014
National Institute of Civil Defense in Arequipa (Arequipa, Peru)

October 6 - 16, 2014
Japan-Peru Center For Earthquake Engineering Research and Disaster Mitigation (CISMID) (Lima, Peru)

August 29 - October 5, 2014
Canterbury Museum (Christchurch, New Zealand)

August 11 - 28, 2014
Faculty of Architecture, University of the Republic (Montevideo, Uruguay)

July 30 - August 20, 2014
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Aro Campus (Wellington, New Zealand)

June 9 - July 14, 2014
GT-Toyota Hall of Wisdom, the Asian Center, the University of the Philippines, Diliman (Manila, the Philippines)

June 5, 2014
Diamond Hotel Philippine (Manila, the Philippines)

April 21 - June 20, 2014
The Gallery School of Architecture University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, the United States of America)

March 6 - 23, 2014
Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University (Detroit, USA)

February 26 - March 18, 2014
Embassy of Japan, London (Exhibition Space) (London, UK)

January 21 - February 9, 2014
Exposition Center of Montreal University (Montreal, Canada)

November 21, 2013 -February 9, 2014
Centro Centro Cibeles (Madrid, Spain)

October 7 - November 8, 2013
Universidad de Monterrey Gallery of the Center for Arts, Architecture and Design (Monterrey, Mexico)

September 17 - November 15, 2013
Casa Asia (Barcelona, Spain)

August 27 - September 27, 2013
Ibero America University (Mexico City, Mexico)

August 7 - 25, 2013
City Model House, Jerusalem Municipality (Jerusalem, Israel)

July 16 - August 11, 2013
Museum of Contemporary Arts in Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico)

May 8 - June 12, 2013
International Village, Northeastern University (Boston, U.S.A)

April 17 - May 14, 2013
Entrance Hall of the Supreme Building Authority of the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior (Munich, Germany)

March 11 - 22, 2013
The Museum of the School of Fine Arts, Southwest University (Chongqing,China)

February 27 - March 19, 2013
FUGA (Budapest Center of Architecture) (Budapest,Hungary)

November 14, 2012 - February 2, 2013
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (Cologne,Germany)

November 29-December 18, 2012
School of Architecture, Tsinghua University (Beijing,China)

October 19-November 7, 2012
School of Architecture Exhibition Zone, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong,China)

September 20 - October 24, 2012
The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome(Italy, Rome)

August 6 - 12, 2012
Jinnam Culture and Arts Center(Yeosu,Korea)

July 16 - August 15, 2012
Architect Alexander Tamanyan Research Institute-Museum(Yerevan,Armenia)

July 5 - 22, 2012
Seoul Museum of Hisory(Seoul,Korea)

June1 - 24, 2012
Jeju National Museum (Jeju,Korea )

May 26 - June 24
Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, The 'Ruin' Annex (Russia Moscow)

May 17 - 26, 2012
Kyungsung University (Busan, Korea)

March 6 - 31, 2012
The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (Paris, France)

house publishing Kazunari Fujimura
© house publishing

Practical Use and Conversion of Architecturally Significant Culrural Facilities into Evacuation Shelters
© Taro Igarashi Laboratory, Tohoku University

Kamaishi Box
© Kazuhiro Namba, Haryu Wood Studio, and Urabe Laboratory

Temporary Housing Facility with Tower and Murals
© Taro Igarashi Laboratory (Tohoku University)

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