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  • Oct 30, 2012
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Architecture for Humanity Japan

Temperatures have dropped, the days are shortening, and Fall foliage is currently at its best in the Tohoku region, fully signifying Autumn.  November begins with Culture day (bunka no hi) on the 3rd, promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavor.  Many culture related events occur this month, so take this opportunity to participate!  Later in the month is Labor Thanksgiving Day (kinro kansha no hi) on the 23rd, commemorating labor and production and giving thanks to one another.  We would like to take this opportunity to give a special thanks to everyone who has supported us in our efforts!

日ごとに寒さが増す季節となりました。少しずつ日も短くなり、冬の訪れを感じられるようになりましたが東北では今が紅葉の見頃です。11月は3日に文化の日で始まり、この時期にはたくさんの文化的行事があります。機会があれば是非参加して地域の文化を学びましょう。そして11月23日は勤労感謝の日です。私たちは皆様の支援とサポートを心から感謝しています。この機会をもってお礼申し上げます。

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 30, 2012
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Today we learned of the passing of a great architect, Lebbeus Woods.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 29, 2012
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We are excited to announce our newly established Manila chapter launching on November 12!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 29, 2012
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On October 26, design fellow Toru met with our client, Mr. Sato, and went to the site to check the state of construction. Construction of the roof has been completed, and with only a few minor fixes to make, the project is very near completion!

10月26日、デザインフェロー中木はクライアントの佐藤さんと現場に行き、工事の進行を確認しました。屋根工事完了、サッシュ搬入完了。外装、内装工事について一部修正工事が必要ですがこのプロジェクトは間もなく完成します!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 29, 2012
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October 15, the Kitakami "We Are One" market and youth center celebrated a milestone in construction: the roof laying or "topping out" ceremony. Common to construciton projects, the ceremony brings with it some rituals that have over time become staples amonst the community, and dozens gather to share with the builders and architects a pleasant afternoon. See photos and video brought to us by the Architecture for Humanity Japan team.

The Team's 7-minute video of the day provides a great sense of the people living in Kitakami. Images and screenshots after the break.

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