Shigeru Ban The Archives

Wednesday 14 August, 2013

TEDxTokyo: Emergency Shelters Made from Paper / Shigeru Ban

Disappointed that most architecture is built for the privileged, rather than society, Shigeru Ban has dedicated much of his career to building affordable, livable and safe emergency shelters for post-disaster areas. As described by TED: Long before sustainability became a buzzword, architect Shigeru Ban had begun his experiments with ecologically-sound building materials such as cardboard […]

Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Dog Salon by Horibe Associates

Japanese firm Horibe Associates has completed this combined home and dog-grooming salon in Japan’s Ōita prefecture (+ slideshow). The house by Horibe Associates is located on a long, thin plot surrounded by rice fields and features a mono-pitched roof.

Sunday 30 June, 2013

Herzog & de Meuron to design M+ museum in Hong Kong

News: Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has been selected to design a visual culture museum in Hong Kong’s new West Kowloon Cultural District.

Wednesday 05 June, 2013

“The High Lines responsible for New Yorks best upcoming architecture”

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our second movie from New York, designer Stephen Burks takes us to the High Line and explains how the elevated park is helping to transform the surrounding areas of the city. The High Line, New York

Thursday 22 November, 2012

Venice Biennale 2012: Wunderkammer / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Click here to view the embedded video. At the gardens of the Arsenale designed by Piet Oudolf, a small pavilion, the Casa Scaffali, encloses a fantastic world of smells, textures and artifacts, a Wunderkammer (wonder-room) curated by NY-based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Saturday 27 October, 2012

Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture by Shigeru Ban

While OMA is busy finalising designs for a new home for the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, the arts organisation has temporarily moved into a pavilion with cardboard columns by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (+ slideshow).

Thursday 25 October, 2012

‘Made With Bamboo: Architecture, Arts & Crafts’ Event

Hosted by the faculties of Architecture and of Inter-Media at the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, the ‘Made With Bamboo: Architecture, Arts & Crafts’ event will take place Monday, October 29th at 6:30pm. The aim of this presentation is to grow the appreciation of this wonder grass and the most outstanding architects, designers and […]