Building: Nine Bridges Country Club (Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Clubhouse)
Location: Yeoji-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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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Project: Paper Partition System 4
Architects: Shigeru Ban
(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]
Building: Cardboard Cathedral
Location: 234 Hereford Street. Christchurch, Canterbury 8011, New Zealand
Architect: Shigeru Ban Architects
Cost: $6 million
Capacity: 700 individuals
(Shigeru Ban office engineered and constructed this building.)
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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