Shigeru Ban Updated Version
This monograph, compiled with the architect's collaboration, traces his career and features every built work of Shigeru Ban, showing clearly why he is one of the world's most innovative and significant architects. Unlike many of his peers, Ban can create remarkable residences and still find time to design emergency relief housing for disaster areas from Kobe to New Orleans. Ban consistently challenges accepted notions of architecture, designing a house without walls, or an exhibition space made from paper tubes and shipping containers; his designs give new meaning to the term "Paper Architect." Challenging the system with inventive repurposing of everyday materials is just the beginning of his genius, as clearly evidenced in this sweeping monograph.