Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-Today


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Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-Today
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Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-Today

From emergency shelters with paper tubes and his Nomadic Museum built with containers to the Swatch/Omega Campus and the Centre Pompidou-Metz, discover the altruistic practice of architect Shigeru Ban.

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The coffee table book 'Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-Today' offers valuable insight into the work and mind of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Author Philip Jodidio explores long-awaited completed buildings, new projects and a future perspective of the Shigeru Ban studio after TASCHEN followed his career from the beginning.

This monograph is a journey through the years and evolution of an architect who has made a name for himself with true architectural feats that cannot be surpassed in innovation, elegance and sensitivity. In addition to early buildings with paper tubes as structural elements and houses that challenge a fundamental idea like walls, such as the Curtain Wall House in Tokyo and the Wall-Less House in rural Nagano, we see many recent multifaceted projects. Check out a two-story penthouse atop a 140-year-old cast-iron house in New York City, the Swatch/Omega Campus in Switzerland and the Seine Musicale, a concert hall that is part of an overall master plan by Jean Nouvel for the island of Île Seguin in France.

Ban's work is characterized by a quest to understand buildings and a commitment to save and use otherwise discarded materials, which led him to inventive solutions and claimed the material paper as the base material for several of his projects. Along with this ambition, Ban gave a face to Japanese architecture while staying in touch with his unique architectural signature, allowing him to create a large number of projects worldwide. The Pritzker Prize-winning architect's fame has not stopped him from using his talent and innovative ideas to help those in need. He has built shelters for refugees in Rwanda and Sri Lanka and used his paper tube structures to quickly build emergency shelters in Fukushima and Ukraine in times of crisis. With his problem-solving, generous and elegant approach, Shigeru Ban is one of the coins of humanitarian architecture and continues to push the boundaries of his craft.

Title: Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-Today
Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: TASCHEN
Size: 345 x 474 x 72 mm
Size: 696 pages
Weight: 7418 grams
Language: English
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783836589345



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