Paper Partitions for Japan
As Japan waits to rebuild the towns erased by last month’s earthquake and tsunami, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban – who has a history of providing emergency, low-cost shelters and privacy partitions – is offering paper partitions for use in evacuation shelters.
Evacuees are currently sheltering in facilities such as gymnasiums. Ban’s easy-to-assemble paper partition system – which consists of paper tubes and canvas curtains – provides families with privacy while they wait for temporary housing.
This disaster relief initiative is financed by worldwide donations.