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.
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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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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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