Shigeru Ban “Paper Tube Structure and Disaster Relief Projects”

Setagaya Culture Life Information Center, Seikatsu-Kobo

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One the key characteristics of architect Shigeru Ban is his ability to utilize everyday familiar materials, such as paper tubes and forge them into unique structures and building processes. From “Paper House” (1995) to “Japan Pavilion at Expo 2000 in Hannover”, he has worked widely from individual residential buildings, to large scale public constructions. He has also continued in his support for areas affected by earthquake, utilizing his knowledge and skills to improve conditions for people through such projects as the “Paper Church” (1995) built from paper tubes in response to the Hanshin Earthquake, the temporary housing facility “Paper Log House” (1995) and the “Evacuation Center Dividing System” (2011). With the collapse of the cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand as a result of the earthquake he also devised the “Paper Cathedral” (2013), and has supported disaster affected regions around the world. This particular exhibition presents Ban’s concern for private living in the event of natural disaster.

[Related Events]
Parent + Child Workshop “Let’s Make a Refuge Site”
Date: December 12(Sat) 15:00-16:30
Venue: Seikatsu Kobo Seminar Room (Carrot Tower 5F)
Facilitator: Yasunori Harano (Member of Shigeru Ban Architects)
Suitable for: 3rd grade Elementary School Children and above.
Admission: 500 yen

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from November 28, 2015 to December 20, 2015 at 17:00
Exhibition Hours: 11:00 - 19:00

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Shigeru Ban

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