Shigeru Ban

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Challenging accepted notions of architecture
Famed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban attended SCI-Arc in California and earned his degree at the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York. With offices in Tokyo and Paris, Ban consistently challenges accepted notions of architecture, designing a house without walls, or an exhibition space made from paper tubes and shipping containers. This survey traces his entire career to date, showing clearly why he is one of the world's ...

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Overview

Challenging accepted notions of architecture
Famed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban attended SCI-Arc in California and earned his degree at the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York. With offices in Tokyo and Paris, Ban consistently challenges accepted notions of architecture, designing a house without walls, or an exhibition space made from paper tubes and shipping containers. This survey traces his entire career to date, 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. Often using paper or cardboard tubes as a structural element, his designs give new meaning to the term "Paper Architect." His major completed works include the Furniture House at Lake Yamanaka, Japan, the Curtain Wall House in Tokyo, the Naked House in Kawagoe, Japan, the Japanese Pavilion at Hannover Expo 2000, the mobile Nomadic Museum, and his most recent masterpiece, the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France.
About the Series:
Every book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features:

  • approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans
  • introductory essays exploring the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects
  • the most important works presented in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • an appendix including a list of complete or selected works, biography, bibliography, and a map indicating the locations of the architect's most famous buildings
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836530767
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/30/2013
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 434,661
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The author:
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Alvar Aalto Exhibition 26

Villa K 28

Furniture House 30

Paper House 32

Curtain Wall House 34

Paper Log House 36

Paper Church 38

Wall-Less House 40

Paper Emergency Shelters for the UNHCR 44

Japan Pavilion 46

Naked House 48

Picture Window House 50

Atsushi Imai Memorial Gymnasium 52

Glass Shutter House 54

Shutter House for a Photographer 56

Paper Temporary Studio 58

Seikei University Library 60

Nomadic Museum 62

Papertainer Museum 64

Takatori Church 66

Maison E 68

Nicolas G. Hayek Center 70

Hualin Temporary Elementary School 74

Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Clubhouse 76

Centre Pompidou-Metz 80

Metal Shutter House 86

Villa Vista 88

Paper Concert Hall 92

Staff 94

World Map 95

Life and Work/ Bibliography / Credits /The Author 96

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