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
The Japan Pavillion at the expo 2000 by Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto
Post-Tsunami Housing / Shigeru Ban Architects
Center Pompidou-Metz by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines.
Shigeru Ban - Centre d'interpretation du Canal de Bourgogne, Paris, 2005