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Library of a Poet- Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan

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Building: Library of a Poet
Location: Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan
Completed:  1991
Architect: Shigeru Ban

AE Interests: paper tube, trusses, post-tensioned steel wires, span, cantilevers, sustainability

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Posted in Built

Curtain Wall House – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Curtain Wall House
Location: Tokyo Japan
Completed: 1995
Architect: Shigeru Ban

AE Interests: creative materials, open plan, open facade, curtain, glazed doors

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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Japan Pavillion, Expo 2000 – Hannover, Germany

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Building: Japan Pavillion, Expo 2000
Location: Hannover, Germany
Completed:  2000
Architect: Shigeru Ban
Structural Engineer: Burro Happold and Stefan Polonyi

AE Interests: low impact, grid, paper tubes, tape, DfD, design for disassembly

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm

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Paper Art Museum – Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan

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Building: Paper Art Museum
Location: Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
Completed:  2002
Architect: Shigeru Ban
Structural Engineer: Hoshino Architect & Engineer
General Contractor: Obayashi Corporation

AE Interests: fiberglass reinforced panels, atrium, spacial continuity, art gallery

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm

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Imai Hospital Daycare Center – Odate, Akita, Japan

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Building: Imai Hospital Daycare Center
Location: Odate, Akita, Japan
Completed: 2001
Architect: Shigeru Ban

AE Interests: LVL, Laminated Veneer Lumber, plywood, weatherproofing, tunnel, daylighting

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 28, 2009 at 1:25 pm

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Atsushi Imai Memorial Gymnasium – Odate, Akita, Japan

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Building: Atsushi Imai Memorial Gymnasium
Location: Odate, Akita, Japan
Completed:  2002
Architect: Shigeru Ban
Structural Engineer: TIS & Partners
Contractor: Obayashi Gumi

AE Interests: LVL, Laminated Veneer Lumber, plywood, dome, span, arches

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 28, 2009 at 1:02 pm

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Paper Church – Kobe, Japan

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Building: Paper Church
Location: Kobe, Japan
Completed:  1995
Disassembled: 2005
Architect: Shigeru Ban

AE Interests: disaster relief, recycled materials, sustainability, design for disassembly, paper tubes

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm

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Metal Shutter House – New York City, New York

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Building: Metal Shutter House
Location: 524 West 19th Street, West Chelsea, New York, NY
Expected Completion:
Architect: Shigeru Ban

AE Interests: shutters, motors, light control, open plan, universal floor, paper

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Posted in Built

The Nomadic Museum – Santa Monica, California

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The containers reflect Colbert’s love of things that age. Each one has its own history.”
Shigeru Ban

Building: The Nomadic Museum
Location shown:  Santa Monica, California
Purpose: Exhibition of Gregory Colbert’s work
Architect: Shigeru Ban
Associate Architect: Gensler
Project Principal: David Gensler
Project Director: Irwin Miller
Materials: paper tubes, aluminum, fabric

AE Interests: recycled materials, sustainability, design for disassembly

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Posted in Built

Centre Pompidou – Metz, France

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Building: Centre Pompidou
Location: Metz, France
Completion: May, 2010
Architects: Shigeru Ban, Philip Gumuchdjian, Jean de Gastines
Structural Engineer: Arup
Acoustics Specialist: Commins Acoustics Workshop
Geotechnician: Compétence Géotechnique, Fèves

Shigeru Ban’s design for the Centre Pompidou in Metz, France was chosen over the designs 137 contestants and four other finalists: Herzog & de Meuron, Stéphane Maupin and Pascal Cribier, Foreign Office Architects, and Dominique Perrault.

AE Interests: woven timber roof, tensile membrane of hexagonal modules, glass fiber, teflon
Article: Roof Structure
Article: Construction Photos

Written by Anthony M. Garcia

August 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

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