Maeami Community House Update 8/3/2012

Maeami Community House Update 8/3/2012

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 03, 2012
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アーキテクチャー・フォー・ヒューマニティのジャパンチームは東京を拠点におくKMDWオフィスと連携して、画期的な工法を使って、宮城県石巻市前網浜に新しい集会場を建てる計画を練っています。主宰の一人である小林博人氏は慶応大学の先生でもあり、彼は学生とともに宮城県南三陸町歌津地区に被災ベニヤを使って集会場を建てました。 このプロジェクトは賞も受賞しました。

Architecture for Humanity Japan Team is partnering with KMDW (Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop) in Tokyo to construct the community house for people of Maeami-hama using the innovative building technology. One of the principals of KMDW, Hiroto Kobayashi, is also a professor at Keio University. He and his students designed, developed and constructed the award-winning community house in the town of Utazu in Miyagi Prefecture using sheets of salvaged plywood washed away by the tsunami.

Members of KMDW (Mr. Kobayashi is the guy on the left)

Basically the structure is consisted of a horizontal sheet of plywood slid into a slit in vertical sheets of plywood. KMDW is now working on the drawing set to submit for the permit.

Sketch of the joint detail


Study model

Detail of study model

The members of the community are very excited to see the project moving forward, and they are even willing to lend some hands during the construction. Mr. Kobayashi thinks the community gains the sense of ownership by actively participating in the project.