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We created a space called "Minna no ie" (house for everyone), with a wide verandah and eaves. We hope that it will be a place of relief where people can gather to talk and eat even during a disaster. Japan is such a disaster-prone country so I think that we need to take the time to think about evacuation methods and appropriate temporary housing in times of peace.


Minna No Ie (House for Everyone)
"Minna No Ie," a meeting place that was proposed by architect Toyo Ito, aiming to provide those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake with a "primitive architectural structure like a comforting living room," was completed at the temporary housing complex in Fukudamachi Minami Icchome Park in Miyagino-ku, Sendai, Miyagi. This was implemented as a project of the Kumamoto Artpolis operated by Kumamoto Prefecture. Toyo Ito and three Kumamoto Artpolis advisors Hideaki Katsura, Kaoru Suehiro and Masashi Sogabe, collectively designed the "Minna No Ie" divvying up design, structure, furniture, etc.


033: Toyo Ito (Architect)
Whereabouts at the moment of the quake: Minato-ku, Tokyo


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"recorder311 Stories Another Take" are additional stories recorded so that experiences of 3/11 will never be forgotten.