March 19, 2009

Zero Yen House - Kyohei Sakaguchi.

Kyohei Sakaguchi, A Zero Yen House with Solar System, photo courtesy of The Banff Centre

In 2004, Kyohei Sakaguchi published "Zero Yen House" - a book of homeless housing in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. The publication provides an intriguing examination of the different construction methods and materials used by homeless people. It shows the efficiency and resourcefulness of these structures: Ironically, a surprising form of temporary architecture.

Kyohei Sakaguchi, A Zero Yen House with Solar System, photo courtesy of The Banff Centre

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