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Shigeru Ban:
Emergency shelters made from paper

TEDxTokyo · 11:42 · Filmed May 2013
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Shigeru Ban: Emergency shelters made from paper
11:42 · Filmed May 2013 at TEDxTokyo · Subtitles available in 33 languages

Long before sustainability was a buzzword, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban had begun his experiments with ecologically sound building materials such as cardboard tubes. His remarkable structures are often intended as temporary housing for disaster-struck nations such as Haiti, Rwanda, Japan. Yet often the buildings remain a beloved part of the landscape long after they have served their intended purpose. (Filmed at TEDxTokyo.)

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Most people look at cardboard tubes and see something fit for the recycling bin. But architect Shigeru Ban turns them into beautiful buildings. Full bio
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