Award-winning architect Shigeru Ban has joined the disaster relief effort in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, by personally setting up his Paper Partition System for evacuees of the area. Partnering with the Voluntary Architects' Network, Ban has constructed a set of fabric and paper dividers inside a makeshift shelter for survivors of the torrential rain and flooding. Ban's Paper Partition System is currently being used to house evacuees at Fukuda Elementary School, Hoita Elementary School and Silver Centre Koraku.
The Paper Partition System used at these sites were erected by Ban and volunteers. The materials used consist of only recycled goods, including paper tubes, cardboard panels and fabric to create curtains. The materials are all meant to be used again or recycled when they are no longer required.
Image Credit: Voluntary Architects' Network