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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x161 Shigeru Ban: Emergency shelters made from paper
TV-PG

  • 2013-08-13T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Long before sustainability was a buzzword, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban had begun his experiments with ecologically sound building materials such as cardboard tubes. His remarkable structures are often intended as temporary housing for disaster-struck nations such as Haiti, Rwanda, Japan. Yet often the buildings remain a beloved part of the landscape long after they have served their intended purpose. (Filmed at TEDxTokyo.)

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