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Tensile structures, temporary projects, local materials. The Pritzker goes to Shigeru Ban

Research in the field of tensile structures, temporary projects made with cheap materials, such as cardboard and bamboo. At a time when the concept of sustainability and materials become the best practices of design, the Nobel for architecture goes to...

“A frame”, a temporary church after the earthquake

The Paper Cathedral has been inaugurated, the church made of cardboard and designed in Christchurch, New Zealand. The designer is Shigeru Ban, Japanese, known worldwide and called “the paper architect”. He is famous for his innovative projects, made with cardboard...