His approach to blend architecture with nature visually as well as materially would generate unique solutions for varied locales. “The 'strength' of architecture is not a physical 'strength' built into the individual unit. The total thing we call 'place' surrounding architecture is the strength that affords blessings to humans and gives them real security.”
When everything is destroyed by the force of nature, the place itself, or the memory of time built up there can never be destroyed.
Reference: Pulvers, Roger, Born of disaster, modern architecture is itself now an ongoing disaster, The Japan Times, May 13, 2012