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Naomi Sato introduces the We Are One market and youth center, and the impact it has already created in the community of Kitakami, two years after a devastating tsunami changed the course of many of the town's residents.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 08, 2013
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It is with great sadness that we share the news that Nathan Jones, one of our design fellows on the Football for Hope program, died on Tuesday in Cameroon where he was helping to build a community center.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 06, 2013
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On February 24, 2013, the residents of the fishing village of Maeami-hama, on a secluded inlet on the Pacific coast of Tohoku, gathered to celebrate the opening of its new community house.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 05, 2013
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Full update at Students Rebuild

On February 23, Students Rebuild and Architecture for Humanity led a student design charrette at the recently completed "We Are One" Market and Youth Center in Kitakami. Students from grades 1-5 came spent the Saturday morning building their visions from all sorts of craft and recycled market supplies, from paints, pipe cleaners and origami paper, to bulk boxes and wood blocks left over from the center's construction.

A special guest designer from America (me) was in attendance to judge the work.

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