post-disaster residence by fuminori maemi post-disaster residence by fuminori maemi
jul 11, 2013

post-disaster residence by fuminori maemi

post-disaster residence by fuminori maemi
all images courtesy of fuminori maemi




as part of a the post-disaster reconstruction from the ‘great east japan earthquake’, architect fuminori maemi has designed  ‘project o’ in miyagi prefecture. the owners lost their house by the large tsunami that swept up most of the buildings in its path. after living in temporary housing and unable to rely on the relocation program, they decided to build their own place. surrounded by the area’s beautiful countryside, the 483.19 square meter site is in the shape of a triangle. the low cost structure is based on a polyhedron tunnel with a horseshoe formation, which creates a sense of depth within the spaces – while configuring to the awkwardly shaped lot. ‘project o’ with its gently curving roof and extensive use of interior wooden finishes, is a restful post-disaster residence.



the low cost structure is based on a polyhedron tunnel with a horseshoe shape



‘project o’ with its gently curving roof



the 483.19 square meter site is in the shape of a triangle



‘project o’ is surrounded by beautiful countryside



use of interior wooden finishes creates a restful post-disaster residence



interior at night



views to the surrounding countryside



living room with wooden finished interior



kitchen view



sloping roof



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  • Would love to see the plans!
    hope they can keep the winter cold outside! how is the isolation?
    well thought of design, looks wonderful, and i wish this lucky family,
    and others who have had to deal with the disaster
    peace and prosperity!

    michael says:
  • Thank you! I had a courage to your comments.
    I will send the plan to contact. I would like to ask you to upload.

    Client is comfortable and happy in this new house.
    Rather than wait for more than five years to rebuild in a group, more of the joy that will overcome the difficulties in the couple seems to be winning.
    They are pleased to be able to leave the narrow temporary housing.
    This house is very small, but because the thought walking distance is longer, they are walking around the room fun and healthy.

    fuminori maemi says:

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