Discover the World of Shigeru Ban

Takatori Catholic Church

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. >>

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Australia’s Green Architect

The Marika-Alderton House

Australia is famous for breathtaking architecture like the Sydney Opera House, but travel beyond the urban centers and you’ll find the kinder, gentler design of Glenn Murcutt. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning architect is fond of quoting the Aboriginal proverb: “Touch the earth lightly.”

Instead of designing skyscrapers and grand public buildings, Murcutt specializes in modest, earth-friendly houses that blend with the Australian landscape.

Let’s look at a few of Glenn Murcutt’s important projects:

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Celebrate Buckminster Fuller

Biosphère, Montreal, Quebec

Buckminster Fuller’s 1949 geodesic dome design influenced a generation of visionaries.Efficient and economical, “Bucky’s” dome was widely hailed as a possible solution to world housing shortages. Fuller reached an international audience when he  designed the U.S. Pavilion’s Biosphere at the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal, Canada.

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