出生於東京的日本建築師坂茂，人稱Paper Architect (紙的建築家)，擅長用紙管、竹子、纖維等自然材質建造環保、低耗能的建物，知名作品有為了阪神大地震災後設計，建於日本神戶後遷往台灣南投的紙教堂，以及結合木頭材質與中式編織手法建造而成的法國龐畢度中心梅斯分館。
The Pritzker prize winning "paper architect"
This monograph, compiled with the architect’s collaboration, traces his career and features every built work of Shigeru Ban, showing clearly why he is one of the world’s most innovative and significant architects. Unlike many of his peers, Ban can create remarkable residences and still find time to design emergency relief housing for disaster areas from Kobe to New Orleans. Ban consistently challenges accepted notions of architecture, designing a house without walls, or an exhibition space made from paper tubes and shipping containers; his designs give new meaning to the term "Paper Architect." Challenging the system with inventive repurposing of everyday materials is just the beginning of his genius, as clearly evidenced in this sweeping monograph.
After our XL edition, this book is now available in a trade edition
Text in English, French, and German