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Title Shigeru Ban : Humanitarian architecture / Contributors, Shigeru Ban, Claude Bruderlein, Michael Kimmelman, Koh Kitayama, Brad Pitt, Naomi Pollock, Eyal Weizman, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
Published Aspen, CO : Aspen Art Museum ; New York : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, [2014]


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Description 287 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 33 cm
Contents Foreword / Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson -- Shigeru Ban: in the service of society / Michael Kimmelman -- The architecture of Shigeru Ban: blurred lines and ambiguous boundaries / Naomi Pollock -- Architecture for nurturing people: a conversation between Koh Kitayama and Shigeru Ban -- Paper architecture and Make It Right: a conversation between Brad Pitt and Shigeru Ban -- Humanitarian spaces / Eyal Weizman -- Shigeru Ban: a vision for a new form hf Humanitarianism / Claude Bruderlein -- Humanitarian projects : Paper log house, 1995 ; Paper church, 1995 ; Paper emergency shelter for UNHCR, 1999 ; Paper log house, 2000 ; Paper log house, 2001 ; Paper partition system 1 (paper house), 2004 ; Paper partition system 2, 2005 ; Post-tsunami reconstruction project, 2005 ; Paper partition system 3, 2006 ; Paper emergency shelter, 2008 ; Temporary housing after Sichuan earthquake, 2008 ; Hualin temporary elementary school, 2008 ; Post-Katrina housing (Make It Right), 2009 ; Paper emergency shelter for Haiti, 2010 ; Paper partition system 4, 2011 ; Paper concert hall, 2011 ; Community center, 2011 ; Cardboard cathedral, 2013 ; Miao Miao paper nursery school, 2014 ; Paper log house, 2014 -- Shigeru Ban biographical timeline
Summary "In 1994, after seeing photographs of the plastic sheets given to Rwandan refugees to live under, Shigeru Ban went to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to propose ideas for better shelters. Since then, Ban has been critically heralded for his innovative approaches to environmentally sound architecture and his devotion to humanitarian efforts in the wake of some of the most devastating natural and man-made disasters. His temporary housing has employed everything from plastic beer cartons to paper tubes to create ingeniously flexible spaces. By sourcing unconventional, recycled, inexpensive, local and sustainable materials, he stimulates devastated economies by involving local resources and labor. These works stem from empathy and have restored shelter and gathering places, offering comfort, protection and dignity to stricken communities around the world"--Publisher
Notes This book is published on the occasion of the opening of Shigeru Ban's new building for the Aspen Art Museum and their inaugural exhibition Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture--Page 3 of dust jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Ban, Shigeru, 1957- -- Exhibitions.
Ban, Shigeru, 1957- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Emergency housing -- Exhibitions.
Sustainable architecture -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Ban, Shigeru, 1957- Works. Selections
Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, Colo.), publisher, host institution
LC no. 2015008621
ISBN 9780934324649
Other Titles Humanitarian architecture