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Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize Shigeru Ban became known as the sustainable paper architect but behind the cardboard aesthetics lie deep humanitarianism and high-tech aspirations
Shigeru Ban’s winning of the Pritzker Prize provides architects everywhere with the critical impetus to take his signature material seriously
This year’s Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban is renowned both for his innovative work with paper and deep humanitarian concerns. He discusses moving beyond Japanese architecture and why he thinks it is ‘too early to win the Pritzker’
The Japanese pavillion is the biggest paper structure ever built, and one of the boldest attempts to meet the Expo organizers aims of generating sustainable, humane construction by using advanced technology