Exhibitions Held by University of Hawaii at Manoa, The School of Architecture (UHMSOA)

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  • How Did Architects Respond Immediately After 3/11 – The Great East Japan Earthquake

    By rhealyn
    Apr 17, '14 5:25 AM EST

    On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and a massive tsunami hit the Tohoku region of Japan. It was the most powerful earthquake to ever hit Japan leaving homes, buildings, towns completely destroyed. This catastrophic event left architects wondering “what architecture could accomplish in such a situation.” How Did Architects Respond Immediately After 3/11 (The Great East Japan Earthquake) is an exhibition that was assembled by The Japan Foundation with the intention to exhibit  the diversity of approaches to post disaster architecture that was implemented by architects in the 3/11 disaster zones of Japan. The response from architects can be divided into three phases. These phases are still being planned out and implemented today. 
    1)    Emergency Responses
    2)    Temporary Housing
    3)    Reconstruction Projects
    At this exhibition, you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the numerous people and their projects that helped realize a path to recovery. There will be panel displays of project summaries with drawings, illustrations, and photographs. 

    For more information, visit:

    Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm-9pm
    Opening Reception at HISA Gallery
    Lecture by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow at 6pm in the Architecture Auditorium adjacent to the HISA Gallery

    April 21 – June 27, 2014 at 10am – 5pm
    Gallery exhibition dates at HISA Gallery

    Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    School of Architecture
    2410 Campus Road
    Honolulu, HI 96822

    Posted By: 
    Juliann Chen
    Gallery Assistant for Communication and Marketing, UHM SOA

    Maria Simon NCARB
    Assistant Professor
    School of Architecture
    The University of Hawaii at Manoa
    2410 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
    303-217-0851 (Cell)


    (All images provided by The Japan Foundation)

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  • “Studies in Silence” - Personal Feedback

    By rhealyn
    Mar 27, '14 6:30 PM EST

    Having Helsinki Architect Juhani Pallasmaa at our school was such a big deal, especially having it around the same time as the ARCC. He's well known all over the world for his work, both architecture and writing. Surprised when I met him that he was incredibly humble. Very sweet man. I have come... View full entry

  • Details, Details, Details - an exhibition by American Craft Council Master Tom Loeser

    By rhealyn
    Feb 24, '14 1:25 AM EST

    To play, to twist, to bend, to mold, to shear, to connect, to stretch, to color, to discover all the many ways to manipulate wood is what Tom Loeser teaches and practices. The School of Architecture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is excited to host an exhibition by Tom Loeser called... View full entry

  • “Studies in Silence” - an exhibition by Helsinki Architect Juhani Pallasmaa

    By rhealyn
    Jan 29, '14 8:50 PM EST

    Ever wondered how and where creativity comes from? Juhani Pallasmaa, a Helsinki architect, is able to share his design and inspiration process in “thirteen themes.”This year, the School of Architecture at UH Manoa is excited to announce a unique architectural showcasing of Juhani... View full entry

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