Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture

Shigeru Ban - Humanitarian Architecture

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. This important volume is the first book-length study to collect, catalogue and examine these works. Essays and discussions of individual projects, drawings in the artist's hand, instruction manuals, diverse photographs and a timeline and map make an essential compendium for the most personal and relevant aspect of Ban's work.


Author Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Claude Bruderlein, Naomi Pollock, Eyal Weizman

ISBN 9780934324649

Category Architecture Books

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