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Shigeru Ban: Timber in Architecture

February 27, 2023

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban is renowned for his innovative use of wood. Ban’s new book, Shigeru Ban: Timber in Architecture presents an in-depth examination of 45 of the architect’s works demonstrating the versatility of timber, from the undulating curves of the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France to the playful inversion of Japan’s Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre. At this talk, Ban examined the awe-inspiring use of wood throughout his career, shared his long history of humanitarian work, and offered insights on working toward a more sustainable future through architecture. Moderated by Matilda McQuaid, Acting Director of Curatorial and previously Head of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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