Architectural Scale - Idea Number 19
Reclaiming normalcy by retaining cultural values and initiating community involvement through the use of modular pods that house activities. These pods are a starting point and visual reminders of the current surrounding development. The Onsen pod is a center of relaxation for workers and cleansing for displaced city inhabitants. A vertical garden is compact and provides recreational activities to victims with too much free time. Restaurants reconnect families and friends over meals produced by volunteer chefs. The emergency communication pod receives and transmits information. Aid centers focus on health and wellness for pre and post circumstantial personal conditions. Memory boxes include found and collected family photos/ heirlooms, significant property of the city, and has storage capacity for claimed items without a proper home. These pods can be constructed in a city minimally effected by the tsunami. Upon completion, each one can be sent individually to cities who are currently without these necessities and capabilities. Overtime, the missing pod types can be recreated in the cities trying to rebuild in a way that is representative of that particular city’s identity.
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