Shigeru Ban Builds a Permanent Structure in Europe

This paper pavilion is one of the first permanent pieces of architecture from Shigeru Ban. The architect is known for putting up temporary buildings all around the world, from China to Thailand. Many of his designs are for people in need, as he makes the most from recycled materials. As such, this design is a step away from his usual work.

The paper pavilion is in France at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, where he worked with students to put the entire piece together. The pavilion will be used by Ban as an office, so he is able to take a break from working in Paris at the Pompidou. Having this ability to take a break and escape from one's usual workspace can help with creativity, which is especially important in Ban's line of work. Photo Credits: designboom, shigerubanarchitects