The Oranda Jima House came about after the massive tsunami hit Japan in 2011, causing devastating destruction to the area. To help people come together, Van Der Architects worked with local craftsman to build a place where everyone felt safe, and enjoyed spending their time. The result is this minimalist community center design.
The design itself is made mostly from red cedar material, and it takes on a darker aesthetic. The building also wraps around in a way that aims to make people feel safe and connected, especially after the suffering they went through during and after the natural disaster. Inside there is nothing too ornate about the setup, allowing people to focus on each other and work through any issues or concerns they might have.
The Oranda Jima House is ideal to help people in this small section of Japan.
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The Oranda Jima House Offers a Place for People to Unite
1. Minimalist Community Center Design - An opportunity for architects and designers to explore minimalist design principles in community center projects, creating spaces that promote unity and connectivity.
2. Red Cedar Material - An opportunity for the construction and woodworking industries to utilize red cedar as a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing material in building projects.
3. Safe and Connected Spaces - An opportunity for architects and urban planners to create spaces that foster a sense of safety and connection, particularly in areas affected by natural disasters.
1. Architecture and Design - An opportunity for architects and designers to contribute to the construction of community centers that promote unity and well-being.
2. Construction - An opportunity for construction companies to incorporate sustainable materials, such as red cedar, into their building projects.
3. Woodworking - An opportunity for woodworking industries to explore the use of red cedar in their products, such as furniture and building materials.