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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

Posted in Built

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