Simple Sublime Structures
Shigeru Ban is among the most prestigious names in Japan Architecture and recent winner of this year Pritzker Architecture Prize, the highest honor in architecture.
His residence was completed in 1997 and built in Japan’s Hanegi Forest.
The objective was to avoid removing any trees. Instead crafting a dwelling around them. A Zen monk’s room was envisioned with few furnishings, and plenty of natural light.
Known for his simple yet beautiful structures, working with paper although most importantly his smart and elegant projects for humanitarian crises and natural disasters.
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