While “a house of cards” would imply something unstable to most of us, architect Shigeru Ban laughs in the face of the phrase. World renowned for erecting temporary structures which have served homes, and much needed shelter for disaster victims, down to venues for massive events, he does his job with an undeniable touch of class – with his choice material of recycled materials (particularly cardboard and paper). And, while most of us would imagine such structures to go down with a huge downpour or gust of wind, many of his marvellous creations still stand till this day, with many communities choosing to keep them for their aesthetic value. So, without further ado, here’s some eco-friendly eye candy:
Nomadic Museum, New York
Nomadic Museum, New York (Interior)
Takatori Catholic Church, Japan
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
Red Cross Museum Exhibition 2013
Shanghai Expo 2010, Japan Industry Pavilion, Theme Exhibition Hall
To find out more about this amazing architect and how he achieves these feats, check out the video below, and visit his site to check out more of his works, as those shown above, are merely the tip of the iceberg!
He’s got a great sense of humour too!