Five years after the devastating Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, Klein Dytham Architecture has unveiled a community hall for recovering city Sōma, designed to look like a huge straw hat (+ slideshow). More
Japanese designer Yuta Takahashi has proposed a smartphone app that would provide information and warnings about tsunamis, which could save lives during events like the devastating Tōhoku earthquake five years ago (+ slideshow). More
Japanese studio Nendo has designed a minimal emergency kit for those affected by earthquakes, containing a whistle, radio, raincoat, lantern, water container and multipurpose case in a slender tube (+ slideshow). More
Squares of light shine through the perforated brick facade of this former storehouse, which architect Ryo Matsui has converted into an entertaining space after it was partially destroyed in Japan's 2011 earthquake. More
This wooden community centre in the earthquake-affected Japanese town of Yamada, by Dutch studio Van Der Architects, features a semi-opaque glass wall and an artificial grass playground (+ slideshow). More
The latest project to complete in Toyo Ito's Home For All community rebuilding initiative is this timber and concrete pavilion in a Japanese fishing village, designed by Kazuyo Sejima's protégé Yang Zhao (+ slideshow). More
Two years after a major earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, architect Arata Isozaki and artist Anish Kapoor have completed an inflatable mobile concert hall that will tour affected regions (+ slideshow). More
Highlights from the PechaKucha Inspire Japan project, launched following the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country this time last year, have been compiled in an e-book that's now available to download free from iBookstores. More
Competition: Dezeen have teamed up with Swiss brand Punkt. to offer readers the chance to win a limited edition version of their clock by London designer Jasper Morrison, created to raise funds for recovery from the natural disasters in Japan earlier this year. More
Dezeen Screen: this movie shows the making of the Rise for Japan poster by Milton Glaser, designer of the iconic I Love New York logo.
Rise for Japan is a fundraising project founded by New York artists to support Architecture for Humanity’s efforts to rebuild the Tohoku region of Japan, following its devastation by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami in March. Watch the movie »
Graphic designer Milton Glaser has created this poster to raise money towards Architecture for Humanity's efforts to rebuild the Tohoku region of Japan, following its devastation by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami in March.
British architect John Pawson has designed images of ribbons to show support for Japan that can be downloaded in exchange for a donation to disaster relief following the earthquake and tsunami earlier this month. More
London studios Anomaly and Unit9 are collating patterns donated by artists, which users can print out with instructions to make origami cranes in exchange for a donation to disaster relief in Japan. More