47 Degrees North Film Series | Shigeru Ban: An Architect for Emergencies

Jan 31 | Shigeru Ban: An Architect for Emergencies

A classroom made of paper: Shigeru Ban’s designs are more than just short-term solutions. © Shigeru Ban Architects

The award-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is noted for his use of inexpensive construction materials such as paperboard and cardboard tubes. While his designs for prefab housing have been adopted by the United Nations to house earthquake victims, Ban has also used these lightweight but sturdy and relatively inexpensive materials to create breathtakingly beautiful homes, pavilions and churches. 52 minute running time.

47 Degrees North Film Series
University of Washington
January 31st 6 pm. Arch 147

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