Blogger Kelsey Keith says: "Suffice it to say, this is about more than just one building."
Japan's earthquake has registered billions of dollars in damage and thousands of lost lives. The country will be recovering for years, but now is the time to mobilize materials and solutions related to nearly every aspect of Japan's culture and society.
"In recent years, following disasters in New Orleans and Haiti, architects across the globe have responded with due diligence to innovate temporary shelters, relief infrastructure, and longer-term housing solutions for devastated communities. Of course, it takes time to build, so how we can mobilize these technological and material solutions now?"