Safekeeping: Architecture of Protection and Assurance
- Mitsuto Mori, M.Arch. 2016
ClassARCH 8912 Independent Design Thesis
InstructorAssistant Professor Sasa Zivkovic
Baird Visiting Critic Shingo Masuda
Destruction and natural disasters have brought constant fear and worry to the population of Japan, especially in Tokyo, where the possibility of a mega quake hitting the capital is estimated to be 98 percent within the next 30 years. The act or process of preserving and archiving at large in safety, whether it be scientific work or artifacts of great significance, becomes a pressing issue for the sake of safekeeping tradition, culture, and memory in the paranoiac city facing constant threat of devastation. Located in the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, the safekeeping museum will become a new entity of protective architecture centrally present in the ever-evolving metropolis.