Christchurch cardboard cathedral, shigeru ban, disaster relief, cardboard architecture, temporary design, japanese architects, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, church made from cardboard, cathedral made from cardboard, New Zealand cardboard Church 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. + Shigeru Ban Architects Via Dezeen Lead image by Jocelyn Kinghorn