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— by Hannah Martin: While interned in Idaho at Camp Minidoka during World War II, Japanese-American architect George Nakashima met master Japanese carpenter Gentaro Hikogawa. Using wood scraps and desert plants, they worked together to improve their stark living conditions. Nakashima, who had studied architecture at MIT and worked for Czech-American architect Antonin Raymond, also learned some traditional Japanese techniques, such as selecting timber and using butterfly joints…

Image courtesy of Nakshima Woodworkers