Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Giving shelter

I'm a week late in finding this, but an interesting article in The New York Times last week about designing shelters for evacuated people and refugees. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban's designs have been used in other places, now he's looking to get something in place immediately for the people sheltering in school gymnasiums etc after the tsunami. More on that process on his own website.

Some have divided gymnasium floors by simple cardboard box partitions, others merely by staking a claim on the floor. All power to Ban's work in making a difference to shelter, comfort and privacy.

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