Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban is a Japanese architect, known for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. In 2014, Ban was named the 37th recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. 


Night view Naked House / Shigeru Ban
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Naked House / Shigeru Ban

The Naked House, located in Kawagoe, Japan designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban provides shelter for a family with five members, including two children and the owner’s elderly mother. The owner wanted a house that “provides the least privacy so that the family members are not secluded from one another, a house that gives everyone the freedom to have individual activities in…

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Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban

I believe that the material doesn’t need to be strong to be used to build a strong structure. The strength of the structure has nothing to do with strength of the material. – Shigeru Ban