Simple Materials Help Shelter Victims Displaced by Japan's Earthquake

Architect Shigeru Ban is helping provide privacy and some sense of calm to those displaced by Japan's earthquake.

Shigeru Ban Architects is distributing cardboard partition systems to the gymnasiums currently functioning as emergency shelters throughout Tohoku, Japan, reports Design Boom. The fast-to-assemble, low-cost modular systems provide some needed privacy to families under considerable emotional distress.

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