2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake Disaster Relief Project

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NPO Voluntary Architects Network (VAN) + Shigeru Ban Architects have started to set up Paper Partition System (PPS) and cardboard beds to ensure privacy at evacuation centers for disaster victims from the Noto Peninsula Earthquake on January 1st.

Voluntary Architects’ Network calls on your support in our disaster relief.
Donations made to the following account below, are very much appreciated.

[Supported by] ISHIBASHI FOUNDATION, SEIBU REALTY SOLUTIONS INC., , TAMADIC Co., Ltd., Nice Corporation

 

 

 

DLT temporary housing


Construction of DLT temporary housing in Wajima

In Minami-cho, Wajima, the construction of 3 DLT temporary housings whinch have units for 31 families has started.

 

 

Construction of DLT temporary housing in Mitsuke-jima, Suzu

On June 20, two temporary housing whinch have units for 30 families were completed and handed over. The rooms are furnished with furniture and tables.In the room, curtains by artist Tomoko Konoike have also been installed.

Location : Mitsuke Park, Suzu city, Ishikawa Prefecture
Construction : Ishikawa Federation of Construction Companies
Supply of DLT : M.HASEGAWA & CO.,LTD.
In Cooporated with: Tomoko Konoike, MUJI

 

Curtains by artist Tomoko Konoike, June 14th.
She asked people who do handicrafts to help us by sewing curtains out of fabrics they had at home and embroidering motifs inspired by Ukrainian poetry. The motifs of the artwork, inspired by Ukrainian poetry, were embroidered on the curtains.

 

 

 

 

Features of DLT Temporary Housing
– DLT is made by lining up a row of lumber, drilling holes, and inserting wooden dowels. No glue or nails are used during this process.
– DLT is a material that is easy for local lumber companies to work with because of its simple processing process, with no gluing process and no need for large-scale manufacturing facilities.
– Staggered stacking of box-shaped units of DLT lumber enables construction in a short period of time.
– The interior will be kept as DLT without additional finishes, allowing the interior space to take full advantange of the texture and materiality of wood.

 

Kawara (roof tile) Project


Noto-gawara and Old Timber Restoration Project

Noto-gawara (Noto roof tiles) and old materials such as pillars and beams will be recovered from collapsed houses and put to good use. Noto-gawara is a little larger than the typical tile and are glazed on both sides. The company that manufactured these Noto-gawara closed its business several years ago. In order to preserve the townscape of Noto-gawara, which symbolize Oku-Noto, we will collect tiles and old materials from collapsed houses before they are crushed and disposed of through publicly funded demolition, and will pass them on to the next generation for the future.

In corporation with: Suzu City, Kawara-Bank, SANSUI-SHA,Inc

 

 

 

Paper Temporary Ateliers


Construction of Temporary Atelier of Suzu Pottery

From May 31 to June 1, the temporary atelier for an artist of Suzu Pottery was constructed in Suzu City.

In cooperation with:  Kanazawa Institute of Science and Technology

 

Construction of Temporary Atelier 2 in Wajima

From May 1 to 2, construction workshop of 2nd temporary atelier was held on the premise of Kirimoto, a studio of Wajima lacquer in Wajima City. As Wajima lacquer involves many process before completion, more temporary studios for Wajima lacquer craftsmen will be built in the coming months.

In cooperation with: Ishikawa Interior Coordinator Association (IICA)

 

 

Construction of the temporary atelier in Wajima

From March 10 to 11, construction workshop of temporary atelier was held on the premise of Kirimoto, a studio of Wajima lacquer in Wajima City. As Wajima lacquer involves many process before completion, more temporary studios for Wajima lacquer craftsmen will be built in the coming months. 

In cooperation with: Chuto Co., Ltd, Ishikawa Interior Coordinator Association (IICA)

 

 

Paper Temporary Housing


Construction of the temporary housing in Suzu

From March 8 to 11, construction workshop of Paper Log House was held at Yokoyama, Suzu.
This Paper Log Houses was built for a habitant, whose home was completely destroyed by the earthquake and had to live in a green house. 

In cooperation with: Suntory Holdings Limited, Chuto Co. Ltd, Ishikawa Interior Coordinator Association (IICA)

The State of the Temporary Housing constructed in 2023

The temporary housing constructed in Suzu City after Noto Earthquake 2023 is without damage and still in use after the Noto Peninsula Earthquake 2024.

[March 2nd] Fugeshi Elementary School in Wajima

PPS was installed in Fugeshi Elementary School in Wajima.

Paper Partition System


[March 1st] Tatsukuchi Welfare Hall in Nomi

PPS was installed in Tatsukuchi Welfare Hall in Nomi.

[January 28th] Nukadani Fureai Gymnasium in Kanazawa

Airweave donated 40 mattresses, and MUJI donated 40 beds made of cardboard.

Provided by Airweave and MUJI

[January 28th] Tada Elementary School in Suzu

PPS was installed at Tada Elementary School in Suzu City.

In cooperation with: Peace Winds Japan

[January 17th] Midorigaoka Junior High School in Suzu

VAN installed additional 74 units of PPS in Midorigaoka Junior High School in Suzu from January14th.

In cooperation with: Suzu City, Peace Winds Japan

[January 15th] Matto General Gymnasium in Hakusan / Honobono-yu in Uchinada

Hakusan City has set up evacuation centers to accept evacuees from Noto. VAN installed 480 units at Matto General Gymnasium using PPS stockpiled by local government.

Uchinada Town installed PPS provided by the Cabinet Office at local evacuation centers.

[January 13th-14th] Midorigaoka Junior High School in Suzu

On January 13th and 14th, VAN + Shigeru Ban Architects have set up 100 units of paper partitions at the Midorigaoka Junior High School in Suzu City.

[January 9th] Nukadani Fureai Gymnasium in Kanazawa

On January 9th, VAN + Shigeru Ban Architects have set up 150 units of paper partitions and cardboard beds to ensure privacy at the Nukadani Fureai Gymnasium in Kanazawa City.

We have also delivered partitions to Uchinada Town.

In cooperation with: Komatsu Matere, MUJI, Ishikawa Interior Coordinator Association, Atelier Hob, Kazuyuki Kusaka Architects