POST 4: POST WAR JAPANESE DESIGN SHIGERU BAN

SHIGERU BAN ARCHITECTUR

Shigeru Ban has designed museums , homes and concert halls .But Ban is best known for a more humble kind of work. The temporary structures he’s built for refugees and evacuees all over the world.

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Shigeru Ban is a  Japanese Architect known for his innovative high end and humanitarian work with paper ,particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims . Some of his recent notable works include ,Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand , Tamedia new office building in Zurich, Centre Pompidou -metz, container temporary housing in Onagawa .

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Shigeru Ban .Mock-up of UNHCR shelter for Congolese refugees.

Shigeru Ban was named the 2014 PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE ,the most prestigious prize in modern architecture . Since its establishment 35 years ago ,the goal of the Pritzker Architecture prize is to recognise living architects foe excellence in built work and who make a significant and consistent contribution to humanity. Sheru Ban reflects this spirit of the prize to the fullest .

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the Nine Bridges Country Club roof under construction

the nine bridges country club-clubhouse is a 16,000-sq m facility that serves a golf course .

Ban may be the only architect in the world to build out of paper ,cardboard paper  tubes .ban says paper tubes are cheap and plentiful. and unlike costs of traditional building materials ,the price of paper tubes doesn’t jump after an earthquake or flood .

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Cardboard Church , Christchurch, New Zealand

http://www.smallatlarge.com/2014/06/shigeru-ban-pritzker-price-2014-spin

ww.archdaily.com/490241/nine-bridges-country-club-shigeru-ban-architects

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