looks good on paper


Shigeru Ban at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in NE France (Reuters)

Congratulations to Shigeru Ban for receiving the 2014 Pritzker Prize! A well deserving recognition for an architect who has spent much of his career focused on well crafted, low-budget disaster relief buildings around the world. Well known for his use of paper tubes in construction, Ban has crafted beautiful structures all over the globe, in every climate, out of the readily-available and versatile material.


The Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club House in Korea, 2010 (Shigeru Ban Architects)

The paper tube Japanese Pavillion at the 2000 Hannover EXPO, Germany (Shigeru Ban Architects)

Tamedia office building in Zurich, Switzerland under construction before the timber frame was externally concealed, completed 2013 (Shigeru Ban Architects)



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