Portable Paper Buildings

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban built a portable museum out of shipping containers and paper tubes.

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April 29, 2005, 1:00 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


The temporary museum on the Hudson River - built to house a traveling photography exhibition - will be an introduction for many Americans to Shigeru Ban, the Japanese architect known for his work with recyclable and reusable materials, particularly paper...

Besides his use of paper, Ban's legacy may be his ability to make buildings portable, a characteristic that addresses both the needs of those left homeless by natural disasters and an increasingly transient society."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Thursday, April 28, 2005 in The Christian Science Monitor

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