Lisa Edwards

Stage 5, MArch

The proposal imagines future natural disaster in Japan, resulting in the displacement of people from eastern prefectures towards Tokyo City. As well as providing accommodation for those displaced, the proposal forms a new bathhouse (Sento) a typology significant to Japanese culture since the Henian period. Once utilitarian in its structure, the proposal reinvents the traditional Sento using reclaimed components from Japan’s abandoned homes (Akiya) and bamboo grown in the Tokyo Ward.