Shigeru Ban Constructs Temporary Shelters to Help the Philippines

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Apr 24, 2014
References: shigerubanarchitects & designboom
In order to help the Philippines, an area struck by a deadly typhoon in November of 2013, Shigeru Ban constructed paper log houses for a temporary solution to homelessness.

The architecture firm is known for its forward-thinking initiatives when it comes to building something from nothing. In the past the team has built everything from cardboard churches to wooden pop-up shops. Now, Shigeru Ban is putting its skills to good use by building these paper log houses, propped up with old Coca Cola crates so as not to get too damp on the inside. Moreover, the design framework used allowed the company to put up these houses faster than usual, meaning that more houses were built to shelter those in need.

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