The designer, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, has a style that encompasses both beauty and simplicity. One of his specialities is the construction of buildings using paper; one of his philosophies is making beauty available to the masses. The Japanese have used paper for art and interior design for many centuries so the extension of its use to exterior structures is wonderfully evolutionary. The extent to which he has used paper in both permanent and temporary construction can be seen on his website (here).
Shigeru Ban's work and help to those caught in disasters has been written about in:
- Australian Design Review (here)
- Open Architecture Network (here)
- The New York Times (here)
- Los Angeles Times (here)
- Time magazine (here, here)
- Interview Magazine (here)