The Maeami-hama Reconstruction Team and Architecture for Humanity had a meeting to discuss what we can do to help Maeami-hama to become an environmentally and economically sustainable fishing village.
Architecture for Humanity presented about a half dozen design options that drawn by university students in New Zealand while Cameron Sinclair was leading the workshop a few weeks prior. All fishermen listened to the presentation very carefully. They seemed to be surprised to see very contemporary and unconventional buildings at first, but they understood when we explained each concept of design.
We expect more bumps ahead because fishermen need to come to consensus about their own future. However, we will rebuild it together!