Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor Tsukihashi’s Miniature Models of Lost Homes Showcased at an International Exhibition in the Philippines

  • November 18, 2014
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The miniature models of Lost Homes by Associate Professor TSUKIHASHI Osamu, Department of Architecture at the Graduate School of Engineering, are being exhibited at the Earth Manual Project Exhibition at the Ayala Museum in Manila, The Philippines, from November 8 to December 7. The project created miniature models of towns as they looked before they were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Associate Professor Tsukihashi has been promoting the Lost Homes Model Restoration Project since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. After the earthquake, he thought carefully about whether there was anything that he, living far away from the affected area, could do for the people in Tohoku, and came up with this idea. He urged students studying architecture in Japan to participate in the project.

Hosted by KIITO (the Design and Creative Center Kobe), the Earth Manual Project Exhibition showcases and archives creative disaster-prevention activities selected from across the globe. The exhibition is also a project where creators, citizens, NPOs, public administrations, and private corporations from all corners of the world share information, strengthen partnerships with each other, and promote mutual learning. The Manila exhibition introduces activities in response to disasters in different countries including Japan (earthquakes), Indonesia (earthquakes and volcanic eruptions), Thailand (floods) and The Philippines (heavy rain). The exhibition also took place at KITTO from October 4 to October 24, 2013.

The exhibition is also covered by the media, including GMA News Online in the Philippines.

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