Pritzker Prize Goes to Shigeru Ban who Builds Paper Tube Shelters for Refugees
The Pritzker Architecture Prize goes out every year to star architects whose reputations proceed them; but this year was different. Shigeru Ban has designed many structure, but he is best known for making temporary buildings out of cardboard and paper tubes for refugees who have lost their homes. Ban, who is from Tokyo and studied architecture in the U.S. has build everything from shelter, to 'log' houses, to Elementary schools to Cathedrals. He said he uses cardboard because its inexpensive, easier to move and can be recycled.Ban has built temporary housing for disaster victims in Japan, Haiti, China, New Zealand and elsewhere. See his structures here.
By Jordan Moses
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