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Post-Tsunami Housing, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
Design: Shigeru Ban Architects
photo : Shu He
Post-Tsunami Housing - 1 May 2013
This project provides 100 houses in a Muslim fishing village, in the region of Tissamaharama, on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, following the destruction caused by the 2004 tsunami.
Garage Gorky Park Temporary Structures, Moscow, Russia
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture exhibition 'Gorky Park: From Melnikov to Ban'
photo © Nikolai Zherkov
Garage Gorky Park Temporary Structures - 22 Oct 2012
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture presents a new exhibition entitled Temporary Structures in Gorky Park: From Melnikov to Ban from 20 October to 9 December 2012 in a newly created temporary pavilion in Moscow’s Gorky Park, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.
‘Transitional’ project by Shigeru Ban to build a cardboard cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand, the location of the earthquake.
Zaha Hadid and Shigeru Ban will participate of the Arch.Future event
Rio de Janeiro hosts an event on contemporary architecture: the second edition of Arc.Future - a project developed by BEĨ. Two of the world's most respected architects, London-based Iraqi Zaha Hadid and Japan's Shigeru Ban, will be joining Harvard's Edward Glaeser and Princeton's José Alexandre Scheinkman, economists who study urban space, as well as Brazilian urbanists Augusto Ivan Pinheiro and Sérgio Magalhães, to exchange experiences and opinions.
Arq Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 28 Mar 2012
Latest Design by Shigeru Ban
The Metals Shutter Houses, New York City, USA
photograph from NJ
Shigeru Ban : Metals Shutter Houses
Shigeru Ban Architects Completes Its First New York Condominium Project
HEEA Development LLC is pleased to announce the completion of Metal Shutter Houses, a luxury condominium building designed by architect Shigeru Ban and his New York-based partner Dean Maltz, located in Chelsea’s art district, just west of the High Line. The building is at 524 West 19th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues on New York’s ‘Starchitect Row’.
Major Project by Shigeru Ban
Most recent Building designed by Shigeru Ban
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
photo : Roland Halbe
Shigeru Ban design : Centre Pompidou-Metz
Rather unusual building, criticised by some architectural critics for being disjointed, especially the relationship of roof and walls
Buildings by Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban Designs listed alphabetically:
Boathouse, Pouilly-en-Auxois, France
Centre Pompidou-Metz (Museum), Metz, France
Shigeru Ban with Jean de Gasties & Gumuchdjian Architects
Glass Shutter house, Meguro district, Tokyo, Japan
Metal Shutter Houses, New York, USA
Swatch - Retail & Office Tower, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo University Library, Japan
Visitors’ Pavilion, Centre d’Interprétation, Pouilly-en-Auxois, France
More buildings by architect Shigeru Ban online soon
Shigeru Ban Practice Information
Architects studio based in Japan
Shigeru Ban : Tokyo Architect
Shigeru Ban was born in 1957 and is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York. He set up Shigeru Ban Architects in Tokyo, in 1985. He is especially well-known for his innovative paper tube structures (PTS), of which the Paper House (Yamanashi - Japan, 1995) provides the perfect example.
Shigeru Ban is largely credited with making cardboard an accepted construction material. Another project of note that added to European renown for Shigeru Ban was his design for the Japanese stand at the 2000 Hanover Universal Exhibition: a 3,100 sq m building made entirely from paper tubes and which could be completely recycled after the event.
In a similar vein, Shigeru Ban built the Nomadic Museum, at the request of photographer Gregory Colbert for the Ashes and Snow exhibition. An ingenious assembly of containers and paper tubes, the museum was erected in New York in 2005, before making its way to Los Angeles and later Japan and Europe.
Shigeru Ban has contributed his ingenuity to humanitarian causes by designing temporary shelters. He has built paper tube houses for earthquake survivors in Japan (Kobe, 1995), Turkey (Izmit, 1999) and India (Bhuj, 2001).
The architect also worked with the United Nations Refugee Agency to provide temporary shelters for the victims of genocide in Rwanda. A totally different concept, the 2002 Picture Window House (Shizuoka) by Shigeru Ban is often cited as a masterpiece of transparent architecture. Overlooking the Pacific, the house stands inside a landscape of forest and ocean, with two enormous windows each measuring 20m long by 2.5 m high.
In 2004, architect Shigeru Ban was awarded the Gold Medal by the French Academy of Architecture.
Key Buildings by architect Shigeru Ban
Paper tube church, Kobe 1995
Tazawako Station, Akita 1997
GC Building, Osaka 2000
Atsushi Imai Gymnasium, Akita 2002
Museum of Paper Art, Shizuoka 2002
La Cité Manifeste, Mulhouse, France 2005
N.G. Hayek Center, Tokyo 2007
Paper Bridge, Remoulin, France 2007
Paper Dome Taiwan, Taiwan 2008
Metal Shutter House, New York, United States ongoing
Residential Projects by Shigeru Ban Architects
Curtain-Wall House, Tokyo 1995
Furniture House, Yamanashi 1995
Wall-less House, Nagano 1997
Naked House, Saitama 2000
Shigeru Ban : Japanese Buildings
Japanese Pavilion, Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany
Frei Otto with Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban : Japanese Architect
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