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This issue reflects on the notable projects of 2011. In general, the works reveal an increasingdiversity of functions and a widening variety of scales. Contemporary concerns are illustratedin the numerous renovations and temporary projects produced by architects. On the otherhand, new landscapes generated through art, nature, and a variety of contextual conditionsdemonstrate alternative possibilities to architecture.
 
Then the Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11.
 
People involved in the fieldof architecture were forced to reflect on what could be done, and to ask how architecturecould contribute.
 
For this issue, architectural responses to the earthquake are presented alongside current affairs ina linear timeline. The ideas and efforts by architects to improve the city are also introduced.Moving forward, it is important that architects continue to engage in the recovery process.
 
As rebuilding takes shape, the questions that confront the profession are immense. Yet itwould not be an understatement to say that noble efforts to answer these questions havethe potential to improve the world.
 
 
 
Architects and the Great East Japan Earthquake
 
Essay:
Initiatives by Architects Since 3.11
Taro Igarashi
 
Timeline of Architects Actions
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake
Senhiko Nakata Laboratory, Miyagi University
 
Ark of Bamboo
Toki Laboratory, University of Shiga prefecture, Takahashi Kogyo
 
Container Temporary Housing in Onagawa
Voluntary Architects' Network / Shigeru Ban Architects
 
ARK NOVA
Lucerne Festival, KAJIMOTO, Arata Isozaki, Anish Kapoor, Yasuhisa Toyota, David Staples
 
 
Toward reconstruction:
 
Yuriage Renaissance Project
Association to examine the Renaissance and the Community Development of Yuriage
Yoshimasa Konno, Shoichi Haryu, Youko Yanagisawa
 
Revival Proposals for Kamaishi
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
 
Takadai Project
Jun Aoki, Senhiko Nakata, Toru Nakaki, Tetsuo Nishizawa, Masayuki Oishi, Yuishi Akasaka, Tamayo Iemura
 
Ishinomaki Old Town Revival Project
Ishinomaki 2.0
 
ArchiAid: A Reconstruction Support Network of Architects
Shoko Fukuya
 
Summer Camp on the Oshika Peninsula
Ayukawa-hama Revival Project Study Plan
Kazuhiro Kojima + Maki Onishi / Y-GSA Kojima Studio
 
Summer Camp on the Oshika Peninsula
Yagawa-hama Revival Project Study Plan
Tsukamoto Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 
 
 
 
YEARBOOK 2011 39 Works
 
Essay:
Towards a vigorous future Possibilities for Post 3.11
Ken Tadashi Oshima
 
Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa
Office of Ryue Nishizawa
 
Teshima Art Museum
Office of Ryue Nishizawa
 
Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari
Steel Hut
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
 
Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari
Silver Hut
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
 
Sun Moon Lake Administration Office of Tourism Bureau
Norihiko Dan and Associates
 
Villa Vista
Shigeru Ban Architects Europe
 
House in Sri Lanka
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
 
Miwa-Gama II
Sambuichi Architects
 
Yakushima Messenger
Yasushi Horibe Architect & Associates
 
Ryukoku Museum
Nikken Sekkei
 
Fukagawa Fudoudo
Tamaki Architectural Atelier
 
Renewal of St. Mary's Cathedral Tokyo
Tange Associates
TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & Engineers
 
Kiyose Keyaki Hall
Shigeru Aoki Architect & Associates
 
Kanazawa Umimirai Library
Coelacanth K&H Architects
 
Shirakawa Public Library
Daiichi-Kobo Associates
 
Makabe Densho-kan
ADH Architects
 
Amitsu Municipal Elementary School
Atelier and I, Kazunari Sakamoto Architectural Laboratory
 
Jissen Gakuen Junior & Senior High School
Freedom Learning Manor House
Nobuaki Furuya + NASCA
 
Ring Around a Tree
Takaharu + Yui Tezuka / Tezuka Architects
 
Shenzhen Bay Sports Center
AXS Satow + Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
 
Sony City Osaki
Nikken Sekkei
 
Iino Building
Takenaka Corporation
 
Forum Building
Taniguchi and Associates
 
Shibaura Building
Kazuyo Sejima & Associates
 
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Atelier Bow-Wow
 
MOOM Tensegritic Membrance Structure
Kazuhiro Kojima Laboratory, Tokyo University of Science
+ Jun Sato Structural Engineers + Taiyo Kogyo
 
Kumamoto Station East Exit Square
Office of Ryue Nishizawa
 
Kumamoto Station West Exit Square
Mitsuhiko Sato Architect and Associates
 
Osaka Station City
West Japan Railway Company + JR West Japan Consultants Company+ Yasui Architects & Engineers
 
Miyashita Park
Atelier Bow-Wow + Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tsukamoto Laboratory
 
Shakujii Apartment
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
 
Sakura Apartment
Hitoshi Wakamatsu Architect and Associates
 
House in Komazawa
Go Hasegawa & Associates
 
Small House
Unemori Architects
 
Double Helix House
onishimaki + hyakudayuki architects / o+h
 
Mist House
Makoto Takei + Chie Nabeshima / TNA
 
White Hut and Tilia Japonica
Takahashi Maki + Shiokami Daisuke / Takahashi Maki and Associates
 
House of Velocities
Sambuichi Architects
 
LCCM (Life Cycle Carbon Minus) Demonstration House
Masao Koizumi / Koizumi Atelier + LCCM House Design Working Group
 
Data and Profile
 
Winning Entries of the Central Glass International
Architectural Design Competition 2011
 
Announcement: the Central Glass International
Architectural Design Competition 2012