Beloved for his numerous contributions to disaster relief and design in general, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban uses cardboard as a construction material in residential, commercial, and public architecture in order to reduce construction waste. Contrary to what one might think, the effect is striking. The Christchurch Cathedral is made with 98 cardboard tubes wrapped around a screen of colorful, triangular glass windows. Below are a series of recycled shipping containers used for chapels and storage space.
Lead image by Jocelyn Kinghorn