'For all his experimentation, Ban is not simply a technician. He is just as interested in spatial concepts and social projects. It's this range and his lateral thinking that come across in the wonderful book, leaving one in no doubt that Ban, at only 46, is probably the most dazzling figure on Japan's architectural scene today.' (Royal Institute of British Architects Journal) 'Phaidon's single architect monographs are a delectable way to take in an architect's oeuvre, and this new book on Shigeru Ban is no exception.' (Wallpaper*) 'As a record of an important body of work, this book can be thoroughly recommended ... elegantly designed ... and beautifully printed. The range of projects is sufficiently varied to sustain coverage at this length.' (Building Design) 'The book also rightly presents Ban not simply as a Japanese architect but as a 'global architect'.' (AA (Architectural Association) Files) 'Handsome ... an excellent introduction to the work of Ban ... the colour reproductions of the buildings are excellent.' (Resurgence) 'This fittingly cardboard-covered monograph presents Ban's extraordinary architecture as well as detailed technical data on the structural capabilities of various paper products. Ban's material research is as impressive as his designs are sublime.' (The Architect's Newspaper) 'This new monograph on Shigeru Ban's oeuvre is a valuable reference for likeminded architects.' (Architecture) 'A volume ... as straightforward and elegant as the thirty-two projects portrayed within.' (Journal of Architectural Education)Vom Verlag:
Rising architecture star Shigeru Ban designs and builds graceful structures using organic materials such as paper tubes, bamboo, and engineered wood. He has designed projects at both ends of the client spectrum, from one-room temporary houses for earthquake refugees to private seaside and urban villas, and has won widespread praise for his humanitarian efforts and innovative use of recyclable, affordable materials as well as for his poetic architectural style. This book, designed in collaboration with the architect, presents his projects in sections - paper, wood, bamboo, prefabrication, and skin - that delineate the major themes of his work, accompanied by technical information that documents Bans pioneering tests on these materials
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