Yutaka presents at IPPO x 365 x 3

Following ‘Global PechaKucha Night – Inspire Japan,’ archiPicnic began hosting ‘IPPO X 365’ each year in March, to get architects and designers involved in the recovery and reconstruction efforts in Japan to share their work in a quick PechaKucha style presentation. With ‘IPPO’ meaning ‘one step’, this event looks at how communities are moving forward one step at a time, every day, towards building back better.

‘What has happened since then? Where are we now? In the third year of ongoing Japan’s recovery, how have designers and architects been able to address the massive damage in the cities, villages and buildings? Each day has been a step towards recovery and rebuilding–what were these 365 steps like in Japan?’

IPPO X 365 X 3 – Reflections on the Japanese Front was the third in its series, hosted on March 10 in New York. Presenting on behalf of Architecture for Humanity was Designer, Design Class Instructor, Community Builder, and Architecture for Humanity board member, Yutaka Takiura, AIA.

Yutaka spoke broadly about Architecture for Humanity, and more specifically our Japan Program. Also presenting at this event were Jake Price, Photographer and Filmmaker, and Cliff Pearson, Architectural Record. We thank archiPicnic for hosting this event and for continually supporting our work!


Yutaka engages the audience while speaking of our work

Presenters, Yutaka Takiura, Jake Price, and Cliff Pearson addresses questions and comments raised, following the presentation

(All photos by K. Mito)

Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Rebuilding

Architecture for Humanity is collaborating with local design and construction professionals to reconstruct the northern region of Japan, where the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11, 2011. It has been three years since the disaster, but many communities still need assistance in long-term reconstruction.