Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is best known for his innovative work with paper, especially his disaster relief-housing and humanitarian design

Published in Architects
Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00

Design Miami/Basel

The 10th edition of Design Miami Basel is taking place this week in the Swiss city, drawing together collectable designs, new commissions and a specially curated exhibition of architecture

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:10

Icon Awards 2014: shortlist revealed

The judges have announced the nominees for this year's awards. Click here for the full list and details of the awards ceremony on 4 December

Published in News

New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward is being rebuilt by an army of famous architects recruited by Brad Pitt. While some question whether this is the rescue party the area needs, a neighbourhood rises that is unlike anywhere else on Earth.

Published in Features
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:50

Shigeru Ban: the sustainable architect

Shigeru Ban has used recycled cardboard tubes, his signature material, to build everything from shelters for earthquake victims to pavilions for luxury brands.

Published in Features
Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:33

Villa Vista by Shigeru Ban Architects

Shigeru Ban marries a simple concrete structure with locally crafted teak screens and ceilings on a clifftop in southern Sri Lanka.

Published in News
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 15:35

Shigeru Ban's Pompidou Centre

Eighteen kilometres of beams go into the vast undulating roof of the Centre Pompidou-Metz in north-east France, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and Paris-based Jean de Gastines.

Published in News
Tuesday, 03 June 2008 00:00

The shipping container

It may be a tool of globalisation and a key factor in the rise of the Asian economies but the shipping container is also the all-star, eco-friendly, recyclable Lego brick of 21st-century architecture.
Wednesday, 09 April 2008 12:01

Pink Project in New Orleans

A village of pink, life-size monopoly homes currently occupies 14 city blocks in downtown New Orleans.

Published in Architecture
Monday, 07 April 2008 13:03

Paper tea house

A paper tea house designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban sold at auction in London last week for £31,700. The lot was one of many pieces of Japanese art and design being auctioned by Phillips de Pury & Company.
Published in NEWS
The Finnish master's work is always a joy, but his interpreter feels more like an interloper
Published in ICON 047 | May 2007

A nomadic museum designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has materialised on the west side of Manhattan.

Published in ICON 023 | May 2005
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 08:41

Shigeru Ban | icon 001 | April 2003

When Shigeru Ban decided to construct the dome of a new gymnasium in Japan from plywood, he saw it simply as a continuation of his search for efficiency. But his structural engineer wasn't quite so confident.

Published in ICON 001 | April 2003