Disaster-Ready Shop

Tully’s Coffee Japan Co. opened its new environmentally friendly and disaster-conscious concept shop  in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward. To make it environmental friendly the shop is equipped with rooftop solar panels, storage batteries, and an EcoCute electric water heater that can supply 420 liters of hot water in emergency situations. It is also furnished with water-saving toilets that […]

Competition – Calling for Power of Design in Action

Competition theme Design-focused Idea for Disaster Relief, Recovery and Rebuilding Competition Brief In the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan, various fundraising efforts are underway across the world to provide immediate aid to 240,000 people who have been displaced. design21sdn

sinsai.info

This service provides earthquake information to the public. The original crisis mapping tool, Ushahidi, has launched a local Japanese platform. Anyone on the ground can text in the location of a trapped person, and these locations are collected on a map. Individuals can also text in and find out where to find aid, a pop-up hospital or […]

Self-Sufficient Shelter in 5 Minutes

The Unthinkable: Who survives when disaster strikes – and why. The Daiwa Lease, a giant in the construction industry of Japan, has presented EDV-01: a module housing for natural disasters that seems to come out of a science fiction movie. The prefabricated units are carried via helicopter or truck and their setup takes just five […]

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