The Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand opened its doors to the public for the first time on August 6. Designed by Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, the cathedral is a temporary replacement of the original Christchurch Cathedral, the city's symbol that was destroyed by a 6.3-magnitude...
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture will be unveiling its new, temporary pavilion designed by Shigeru Ban in Moscow’s Gorky Park tomorrow. The structure, located near the park's Pionersky Pond, uses locally produced paper tubes to create an oval wall that will be 7.5 meters high. The...
This week it was confirmed that Christchurch will be the site for the latest work by one of the world's leading ecological architects.
Ban's design for the city's temporary Anglican Cathedral could become reality by the end of the year when a soaring tent-like structure constructed from a series of paper tubes weighing just under 500kg and placed on a foundation of shipping containers will rise on the site of the demolished St John's Church in Latimer Square. — press.co.nz
Both the two- and three-story buildings, quakeproof and made from freight containers, were designed by architect Shigeru Ban. The second and third floors have balconies. Units are built in a staggered fashion to curb noise disturbance. — japantimes.co.jp
When I started as an architect I was disappointed because architects mainly work for privileged people, big corporations and rich developers who want to show their power and money through buildings. I thought I would be working for a more general public or for people who needed houses. The reality is totally different. — online.wsj.com
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