This richly illustrated monograph delves into the innovative output of one of the world’s most prolific international design and architecture practitioners, Tokyo-based Shigeru Ban. It features an array of innovative projects, from commercial and residential innovation strategies to humanitarian works, including emergency shelters made from paper and modular shelters for earthquake victims. Shigeru Ban’s visionary residential design philosophies encompass timber hybrid structures, the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world for a residential tower in Vancouver; as well as the new home designed for the Aspen Art Museum, which features woven wooden cladding. His innovation extends to the industrial design of an architect’s scale pen used for drawing.
This book also helps to relay Shigeru Ban’s contemporary discourse on architectural culture, and how it is moving in new directions. Must-have for any aficionado of modern architecture, innovative thinking, and design.