shigeru ban paper tube relief shelters

Hualin Temporary Elementary School, Chengdu, China, 2008

Paper Log House, Turkey, 2000

Paper Log House, India, 2001

Paper Log House, Cebu, Philippines, 2014

Paper Emergency Shelter for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Yumba refugee camp, Rwanda, 1999

Paper Emergency Shelter, Haiti, 2010

Paper Emergency Shelter, Haiti, 2010

Probably one of the most inspiring designers I know of & try to learn from; especially with these projects- his paper tube relief shelters constructed in the aftermath of disasters around the world.  

Shigeru Ban is a genius humanitarian to me. I only hope to do something 1% as meaningful as this work is someday. Here's to aspirations!

Happy Friday all,


sources:  archdaily