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Nine Bridges Country Club – Yeoji-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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inside  Nine Bridges Country Club   20101111_3D_axo-final2-colored
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Building:  Nine Bridges Country Club (Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Clubhouse)
Location: Yeoji-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Complete: 2009
Architect: Shigeru Ban Collaborator
Collaborating Architect: KACI International, Inc.
Contractor: C.J. Engineering & Construction

Site Area: 1,132,871.00m2  Bldg. Area: 5,420.21m2

AE Interests: Timber columns and glass curtain wall at the upper portion of the main building while base is made of stone (rubble masonry). [a] Unusual tree-like timber columns in atrium reach to a height of three stories. [b] Ecological and naturally ventilated. Fire-resistant roof and columns exposed in the interior spaces as well.
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Written by Tiffany Wang

September 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Posted in Built

Paper Partition System – Various Location

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Inside  construction  Gym
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Project: Paper Partition System 4
Location: Various
Architects: Shigeru Ban
Completed: 2011
(Built by Shigeru Ban Architects Voluntary Architecs’ Network)

AE Interest: disaster relief. Paper tubes and canvas curtains. Fast and easy assembly and disassembly. Easy transported materials.Functionality, simplicity, easy to build, easy to replace, low impact on environment. [a] The evacuees of the great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. They first suffer from the lack of privacy and high density, which cause damages both mentally and physically. This project was the resolution to the problem, providing privacy. 1,800 individual units of PPS paper partition system were assembled in 50 provisional shelters for evacuees after by the disaster.3 [b]
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Written by Tiffany Wang

September 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm

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Cardboard Cathedral – Christchurch, New Zealand

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Cardboard Cathedral  Inside  Sketch Construction
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Building: Cardboard Cathedral
Location: 234 Hereford Street. Christchurch, Canterbury 8011, New Zealand
Completed: 2013
Architect: Shigeru Ban Architects
Cost: $6 million
Capacity: 700 individuals
(Shigeru Ban office engineered and constructed this building.)

AE Interests:
Disaster Relief. World’s only cathedral made substantially of cardboard. [a] Gradual change in each angle of the paper tubes. Quake-proof, fireproof, and water-proof.  Wood beams inside cardboard tubes to provide additional support. [b]
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Written by Tiffany Wang

September 7, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Posted in Built