Onagawa Temporary Container Housing and Community Center

Onagawa Temporary Container Housing and Community Center

After the earthquake of March 2011, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban created the Onagawa Temporary Container Housing and Community Center to shelter affected families. The site has difficult terrain, with a scarcity of flat land, so Ban designed a resolution that incorporated several three-story structures built by stacking 20-foot shipping containers and an open air market covered by tentsile roof. It is a remarkable achievement of sustainable architecture, and a reminder that utilitarian objects can combine to form beautiful environments.

[via Design Boom]

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