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SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design

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Matsuyama, Japan
  • Architects: Be-Fun Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 47.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

House Isogo / Be-Fun Design

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
Isogo Ward, Japan
  • Architects: Be-Fun Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 98.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai + 36

Nine Bridges Country Club / Shigeru Ban Architects

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai + 18

Villa Vista / Shigeru Ban Architects

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai + 29

Weligama, Sri Lanka
  • Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 825.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

Ban vs. Schumacher: Should Architects Assume Social Responsibility?


15 Things You Didn't Know About Shigeru Ban

You probably know by now that Shigeru Ban has won this year's Pritzker Prize, but did you know he almost went to university to play rugby? Or that he constructed his home without pulling down a single tree? These and many more fun facts on the 38th Pritzker laureate, after the break.

A Selection of Shigeru Ban's Best Work

Nine Bridges Golf Club. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai
Nine Bridges Golf Club. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai

Explore the architectural development of Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban - from his early, more minimalist residential work in the 90s to his experimental, undulating structures (2010's Pompidou Metz, Nine Bridges Golf Club) to his latest masterpiece in timber construction, Tamedia New Office Building (2013).

Paper Temporary Studio. Image © Didier Boy de la Tour Curtain Wall House. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai Centre Pompidou Metz. Image © Didier Boy de la Tour Nicolas G Hayek Center. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai + 28

Kadokeshi / +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki

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Koriyama, Japan
  • Architects: +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki ; Architects: Shintaro Matsushita, Takashi Suzuki
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 124.0 sqm

NN House / PANDA

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: PANDA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 62.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai + 29

Guest House Tokyo / KINO Architects

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  • Architects: KINO Architects /  Masahiro Kinoshita

Point Perry House / Kei’ichi Irie + Power Unit Studio

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai + 22

Aoi Ward, Japan
  • Architects: Kei’ichi Irie + Power Unit Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 264.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2011

M House / Kei’ichi Irie + Power Unit Studio

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Karuizawa, Japan
  • Architects: Kei’ichi Irie + Power Unit Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 391.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007