Born in Tokyo, Ban studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Cooper Union in New York with John Hejduk and then trains in Arata Isozaki’s studio.
— Curtain Wall House, Tokyo 1995
— Shigeru Ban
His work concentrates on developing technologies that use humble or recycled building materials.
— Japan Pavillion, Expo 2000, Hannover 2000
— Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2010
After the 1995 Kobe earthquake, he creates prefabricated homes and a church with an unheard of construction system comprising simple cardboard tubes.
He then designs the Japanese pavilion for the Hannover Exposition (2000) and the Centre Pompidou – Metz (2010).