shigeru ban - metz, france #structure #wood #architecture https://www.pinterest.com/AnkAdesign/abstract-piece-of-tecture/
as part of réinventer paris, japanese architect shigeru ban submitted a proposed design for an area of land in paris’ 4th arrondissement.
Centre Pompidou-Metz mission - Shigeru Ban
Meet the extraordinary man who has been called "the architect of the people" and the first man to use paper as a building structure material, Shigeru Ban. He is the founder of Voluntary Architects' Network (VAN). He built refugee homes in Rwanda and evacuation homes in Japan and China and also helped built churches and schools to aid victims of natural disasters. "Paper buildings cannot be destroyed by earthquakes." Shigeru Ban http://www.thextraordinary.org/shigeru-ban
Curtain wall house Tokyo Shigeru Ban (1995) via @ad_magazine by c__l__o
Galería de Club de Campo Nueve Puentes / Shigeru Ban Architects - 1
Shigeru Ban Architects. Los pilares de esta estructura que soporta la cubierta, esta fabricada en madera. Los listones parten juntos para luego dividirse hacia los extremos, generando una red sinérgica. Se basa aparentemente en la biónica, en las ramas de los árboles. Debe ser una madera blanda, que soporta bien la flexión a la que es sometida.
2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Shigeru BAN, Japan: "I believe the strength of a material has nothing to do with the strength of a building. Even a paper tube structure can be made to withstand an earthquake that a concrete building cannot outlive."