Studio 64 or S64, a temporary architectural thinking practice, set up by Chris Dove and Craig Mitchell, entered 'The Deutsche Bank Award for Architecture 2011' with an idea of looking at the natural disaster and tragedy of the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.
S64 begin to think of humble ideas that could help in the healing process of a nation crippled by natural disaster.
The idea was to create a small, modular, sustainable element, that could be the boxes that transport aid and food over to Japan, and begin to look at these boxes as building blocks, for temporary housing, and when combined together can form aid stations or temporary libraries for the communities that are starting to begin their lives again.
S64 made it into the final 4, and got to present their idea to a panel of judges, and finally finished in runners up position.
This is the video S64 presented in their pitch at the panel of Deutsche Bank judges, the title being Memories amid the rubble, consisting of video footage sampled from news crews at the scene of the disaster. The video shows the true power of nature and the insignificance of man on earth, and the need for temporary, modular design solutions to architectural design.