Yuka Yoneda

Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban on Sustainability and What Makes a Building Truly Permanent

by , 04/24/14

bill de blasio, cities for tomorrow, eco design, eco friendly cities, green design, michael kimmelman, new york times, nyc resiliency, NYT Cities for Tomorrow Conference, nyt conference, resilient architecture, resilient design, Shigeru Ban, sustainable cities, sustainable design, urban design, urban planning

On Monday, 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban sat down with New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman at the NYT Cities for Tomorrow conference to discuss Ban’s pro bono work in disaster areas, use of recycled materials and the true meaning of permanence in architecture. We also had a chance to speak to the Japanese architect about his thoughts on sustainability, and were a bit surprised at his answer. Read on to see what he had to say.

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