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Shigeru Ban talks about his building philosophy and structure systems.
"For me there is no difference between permanent structure and temporary structure."
Via IE University
IE School of Architecture Associate Dean of External Relations, Martha Thorne, in conversation with innovative architect Shigeru Ban at Hay Festival Segovia.
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Shigeru Ban, who studied with Ray Kappe at SCI-ARC, is known for his pioneering use of low-cost building materials such as paper and bamboo. As a consultant for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the early and mid-1990s, Ban created emergency housing from paper tubes for victims of the Rwandan civil war. Ray Kappe, much awarded and published Architect/Educator, founded SCI-ARC in 1972, and is renowned for his residential architecture, characterized as the "apotheosis of the California Modern House." Since 2004, he has been working on his innovative, much acclaimed and published modular steel-framed prefabricated houses.
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