Posts Tagged ‘disaster relief’

Paper cranes – origami for Japan

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux1ECrNDZl4g

Make a crane or many and send to:

Students Rebuild
1700 7th Avenue
STE 116 # 145
Seattle, WA 98101

The Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2 per crane to Architecture for Humanity’s Japan relief fund. Via archdaily.

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Shigeru Ban & paper architecture

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Shigeru Ban is well known for his paper architecture, in particular the emergency structures designed for regions struck by disaster, notably houses for the Japanese city of Kobe hit by a devastating earthquake in 1995, and a series of paper tent structures for the UN High Commission for Refugees in Rwanda in 1999.

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