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Paper House

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Paper House by Shigeru Ban
Paper House by Shigeru Ban

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 ARCHITECTUREDESIGN III
PAPER HOUSE
SHIGERU BAN
 
 ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
SHIGERU BAN
§
BORN 1957 IN TOKYO, JAPAN
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HE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED JAPANESE ANDINTERNATIONAL ARCHITECT, MOST FAMOUSFOR HIS INNOVATIVE WORK WITH PAPER,PARTICULARLY RECYCLED CARDBOARDPAPER TUBES USED QUICKLY ANDEFFICIENTLY.§HE STUDIED AT THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND LATER WENT ON TO COOPER UNION'S SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE WHERE HE STUDIED UNDER JOHN HEJDUK AND GRADUATED IN 1984.
 
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY 
§HIS CONSISTENT DESIGN PHILOSOPHY IS TO CREATE UNIQUELY FREE AND OPEN SPACES WITH CONCRETE RATIONALITY OF STRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION METHOD.§HE HAS WORKED TOWARDS DEVELOPING CONCEPTUAL CLARITY THROUGH THEREDEFINITION OF AESTHETICS, SPACE, MATERIALS AND STRUCTURE.§HIS MORE UNDERLYING INTEREST AND PASSION IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PAPERTUBE AS A PRIMARY BUILDING STRUCTURE.§ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROJECTSINVOLVING PAPER TUBE ARCHITECTURE ISTHE JAPAN PAVILION FOR THE HANNOVEREXPO 2000, WHICH REPRESENTS A COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION OF HISPAPER TUBE STRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY.

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