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Discover the World of Shigeru Ban

Eastern philosophies and a respect for nature inspire Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Some critics have called his work “barely architecture” because Shigeru Ban uses industrial materials like packing crates and cardboard tubes to create inexpensive, sustainable structures and emergency shelters.

Shigeru Ban received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2014. His work can be found throughout Japan, Europe, and other parts of the world. Read more for a listing of important buildings by Shigeru Ban. >>