Features a wide-ranging selection of projects spanning across three decades, which reflect true architectural innovation; showcases many of Shigeru Ban's works that are truly unique, such as the Paper Log Houses and the Wall-less House, and the Cardboard Cathedral.
This richly illustrated book delves into the innovative output of one of the world's most prolific international design and architecture practitioners, Tokyo-based Shigeru Ban. Canvassing an enormous compilation of works, this title is a significant contribution to IMAGES' stable of woks showcasing renowned leading architects from around the globe.
This book features an array of innovative projects, from commercial and residential innovation strategies to humanitarian works, such as emergency shelters made from paper and modular shelters for earthquake victims. His visionary residential design philosophies encompass timber hybrid structures, including a building constructed from cardboard tubes; the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world for a residential tower in Vancouver; or the new home designed for the Aspen Art Museum, which features woven wooden cladding. His innovation extends to the industrial design of an architect's scale pen used for drawing.
This book also helps to relay Shigeru Ban's contemporary discourse on architectural culture, and how it is moving in new directions. This title is a must-have for any serious aficionado of modern architecture, innovative thinking, and design. AUTHOR: Born in Tokyo in 1957, Shigeru Ban began by working for Arata Isozaki and Associates in Tokyo in the early 1980s. In 1985 he founded Shigeru Ban Architects in Tokyo.
His work is prolific, and he has become unparalleled as an industry peer his work achieving a significant number of awards over the course of his career. He established the NGO, Voluntary Architects Network (VAN) in 1995. He has also consulted for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). SELLING POINTS: * Features a wide-ranging selection of projects spanning across three decades, which reflect true architectural innovation * Provides insight into the most current architecture and design discourse directly from a leader in the field * Showcases many of Shigeru Ban's works that are truly unique, such as the Paper Log Houses and the Wall-less House, and the Cardboard Cathedral * Includes plans, illustrations, sketches, diagrams, and rich photography throughout 400 col.