Sustainable Architecture Shigeru Ban: For this project I have chosen Shigeru Ban, who is an accomplished Japanese architect, most famous for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard paper tubes, developing a method to help disaster victims quickly and efficiently. Shigeru Ban was born in Tokyo in 1957. He graduated in 1984 from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and got a master in architecture in the Cooper Union School of Architecture. His investigation on the employment of cheap materials (specifically cardboard and bamboo) started in the 80's, but he got to master his skills in the Kobe earthquake in 1995, where he designed and constructed the paper church and the paper house. His projects have even gone to Rwanda and Turkey, giving aid in missions of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees.
Channel: Sci & Tech Channel