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Shigeru Ban's "Kooky" Architecture: Just What the World Needs?

Shigeru Ban's "Kooky" Architecture: Just What the World Needs?
Shigeru Ban's "Kooky" Architecture: Just What the World Needs?, Workers in Chengdu, China, assemble the Hualin Temporary Elementary School, designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Image Courtesy of Forgemind ArchiMedia
Workers in Chengdu, China, assemble the Hualin Temporary Elementary School, designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Image Courtesy of Forgemind ArchiMedia

British writer Tim Abrahams finds Shigeru Ban's architecture "kooky, Middle Earthy, Hobbity" – an opinion which earns him the title of "idiot" in the eyes of newly appointed Architecture for Humanity Executive Director Eric Cesal. In an article for the Boston Review, Stephen Phelan uses the pair's opposing opinions to illustrate the Pritzker Prize winning architect's perceived failures and successes. Read his very engaging take, here.

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Cite: Jennifer Whelan. "Shigeru Ban's "Kooky" Architecture: Just What the World Needs?" 13 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/515787/shigeru-ban-s-kooky-architecture-just-what-the-world-needs/> ISSN 0719-8884

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