Posted by Karl Johnson on Apr 24, 2013
Related program: Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Rebuilding
KYSIN-no-kai, the superdesignteam assembled by Toyo Ito following to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan, last week released a vision package for a Park For All in the recovering village of Kamaishi.
The site recently relocated. After realizing the previous location would have been neighbors with a new Pachinko casino (think the "Escape Scene" in Lost in Translation), project partners sought and found better environs. The Park for All will now accompany a cluster of temporary houses and a large temporary school in a valley away from the sea.
KYSIN-no-kai, a Kuma / Yamamoto / Sejima / Ito / Naito collaboration, has developed a park clubhouse that reflects the timber vocabulary of local schoolhouses.