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LIVE STREAM: Watch Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban Receive 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize in Amsterdam

LIVE STREAM: Watch Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban Receive 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize in Amsterdam

This video © The Hyatt Foundation / Pritzker Architecture Prize. This year we were thrilled to announce that one of our favorite architects, Shigeru Ban, won the 2014 Pritzker Prize--and today, for

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

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

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

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10 Incredible Designs by 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

10 Incredible Designs by 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand Shigeru Ban designed, pro-bono, this stunning temporary Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch following a devastating earthquake in 2011. Built with his

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Innovative Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban Wins the 2014 Pritzker Prize!

Innovative Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban Wins the 2014 Pritzker Prize!

It's official: the 2014 Pritzker Prize goes to Shigeru Ban - one of Inhabitat's favorite architects! The incredibly innovative and accomplished Japanese architect is well-known for his experimental and

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Shigeru Ban’s Kirinda Housing Project Helps a Sri Lankan Village Swept Away by the 2004 Tsunami

Shigeru Ban’s Kirinda Housing Project Helps a Sri Lankan Village Swept Away by the 2004 Tsunami

After consulting with locals about the preferred layout of their new micro homes, Ban designed the 31 square meter homes with a bathroom and kitchen that is separated by the living area. This last

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Shigeru Ban’s Incredible Cardboard Bridge Can Hold 20 People at a Time!

Shigeru Ban’s Incredible Cardboard Bridge Can Hold 20 People at a Time!

You wouldn't expect cardboard to be strong enough to build load-bearing infrastructure, but that's exactly what ingenious architect Shigeru Ban used to build a bridge across the Gardon River in France.

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Shigeru Ban Wins Bid to Design Mount Fuji World Heritage Center

Shigeru Ban Wins Bid to Design Mount Fuji World Heritage Center

Shigeru Ban has won a competition to design the new Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture. Conceived as an inverted pyramid, the $23.5 million building evokes the image of

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Historic NYC Building to Be Topped with Shigeru Ban-Designed Rooftop Penthouses

Historic NYC Building to Be Topped with Shigeru Ban-Designed Rooftop Penthouses

A pair of sexy rooftop penthouses designed by Shigeru Ban will soon be topping a historical building in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood. The 2-level additions appear to be quite modern in design, but

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Beautiful Cardboard Pavilion at Abu Dhabi Art Fair

Shigeru Ban Unveils Beautiful Cardboard Pavilion at Abu Dhabi Art Fair

The Abu Dhabi Art Fair commissioned cardboard master Ban to design a temporary mobile pavilion, which was just unveiled this past November. The unique cardboard shelter attracted a great deal of attention

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Modern Minimalist Sengokubara Villa With a Teardrop-Shaped Courtyard

Shigeru Ban Unveils Modern Minimalist Sengokubara Villa With a Teardrop-Shaped Courtyard

Shigeru Ban highlights the Villa at Sengokubara’s geometric forms by encircling the green courtyard with a dark sloping roof constructed from a single piece of material. The roof’s uninterrupted curve

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Shigeru Ban’s Paper-Tube Hut Built on World Heritage Site in Japan

Shigeru Ban’s Paper-Tube Hut Built on World Heritage Site in Japan

Beloved Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban continues to impress the public with designs using cardboard as a construction material. This time Shigeru Ban Architects has designed a mountain lodge hut on

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Shigeru Ban Completes Incredible Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand!

Shigeru Ban Completes Incredible Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand!

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

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Shigeru Ban Wins “Cité Musicale” Design Competition

Shigeru Ban Wins “Cité Musicale” Design Competition

Japanese master architect Shigeru Ban has won an international design competition to erect "Cité Musicale," a new mixed-use cultural center slated for Seguin Island in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for Timber Swatch and Omega Headquarters in Switzerland

Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for Timber Swatch and Omega Headquarters in Switzerland

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has won an international competition to expand Swatch and Omega's headquarters in Switzerland. The design involves adding three new buildings to the watch companies'

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Shigeru Ban’s Innovative IE Paper Tube Pavilion Opens Today in Madrid

Shigeru Ban’s Innovative IE Paper Tube Pavilion Opens Today in Madrid

Shigeru Ban is on a roll these days - the internationally acclaimed architect just added yet another newly finished building to his 2013 roster. Today Ban presided over the official opening of the IE

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Shigeru Ban’s Carbon Neutral Tamedia Office Fits Together Like Building Blocks

Shigeru Ban’s Carbon Neutral Tamedia Office Fits Together Like Building Blocks

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is building a new carbon neutral office for Swiss media company Tamedia. Located in the heart of Zurich, the 4-story building features a beautiful wooden structure that fits

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Onagawa Housing is Made from Paper Tubes and Shipping Containers

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Onagawa Housing is Made from Paper Tubes and Shipping Containers

In March 2011, the town of Onagawa, Japan was devastated by a powerful earthquake. In the months that followed, Shigeru Ban Architects designed a temporary housing complex for survivors who had been

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Temporary Cardboard Tube Pavilion for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Gorky Park, Moscow

Shigeru Ban Unveils Temporary Cardboard Tube Pavilion for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Gorky Park, Moscow

Using locally produced paper tubes, Shigeru Ban designed an oval wall which encompasses an area of 2,400 square meters, including a rectangular exhibition space, a bookshop and a café. The wall reaches a

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Shigeru Ban’s New Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in NYC

Shigeru Ban’s New Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in NYC

If you’re a Shigeru Ban fan living in NYC, we urge you to head down to check out the starchitect’s newest work, the Camper shoe store in SoHo. The design is decidedly “Ban,” and

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8 Green Valentines for the Architects and Designers We Love!

8 Green Valentines for the Architects and Designers We Love!

Mike's Design Crush: Michelle Kaufmann Ever since Inhabitat first met Michelle Kaufmann back in 2007, we've had a huge crush on her groundbreaking brand of sustainable design - she proved that green

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for a Naturally Daylit Art Museum for Aspen

Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for a Naturally Daylit Art Museum for Aspen

Shigeru’s five key design elements for the building are the grand stair, the moving room, the wooden screen, the roof design, and the walkable skylight. The grand staircase supports circulation, but is

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Towering Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch

Shigeru Ban Unveils Towering Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch

A devastating earthquake all but leveled Christchurch’s older buildings in February, however Shigeru Ban just unveiled a massive temporary cardboard building that will replace the city's historic

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Shigeru Ban’s Metal Shutter Houses Now Complete in NYC!

Shigeru Ban’s Metal Shutter Houses Now Complete in NYC!

Add another gem to Chelsea's 'Starchitect Row' - the much anticipated Metal Shutter Houses by Shigeru Ban are finally complete! Featuring a simple geometric construction set off by an ever-changing facade

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

The concert hall, built from steel, glass, cardboard, concrete and clay sacks, seats 230 people inside an oval shaped room, which is set inside another structure. The exterior structure is square in

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Shigeru Ban’s Villa Vista is a Cantilevered Open Air Beauty in Sri Lanka

Shigeru Ban’s Villa Vista is a Cantilevered Open Air Beauty in Sri Lanka

The concrete home is located on a hilltop overlooking the ocean in Weligama, Sri Lanka, and is composed of a series of platforms accessed by stairs. A large overhanging roof covers the entire space and is

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Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

Construction is nearly complete on Centre Pompidou-Metz, an incredible new extension of the original Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris. Designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines,

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Shigeru Ban’s 10 Unit Modular Furniture System

Shigeru Ban’s 10 Unit Modular Furniture System

This week Inhabitat favorite Shigeru Ban will be introducing his ‘10-Unit System’ for Artek at the 2009 Milan Furniture fair. Based completely on L-shaped units, the elegant modular furniture system

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SHIGERU BAN New York City Shutter Houses

SHIGERU BAN New York City Shutter Houses

Scaling his literal Curtain House into a larger and more dense development, Shigeru Ban's Shutter Houses are one part architecture, one part art, and one part pure poetry from one of our favorite

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Shigeru Ban’s Artek Pavillion made from recycled labels

Shigeru Ban’s Artek Pavillion made from recycled labels

Finnish company Artek is no stranger to innovative, eco-conscious design. Pioneered in 1935 by legendary Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, Artek’s design philosophy has always been about

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SHIGERU BAN PAPER CHURCH

SHIGERU BAN PAPER CHURCH

It's easy to get googly-eyed by the onslaught of amazing green design out there these days. But it's also important to look back a bit at some of the architectural precedent and acknowledge a building

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