Japanese architect Shigeru Ban leveraged state-of-the-art technology to design “transparent” public restrooms that ensure safety and security. But how?
At House Vision 2016 – the second of an exhibition series, directed by Kenya Hara and held in Tokyo – prominent architects such as Kengo Kuma, Sou Fujimo and Shigeru Ban collaborated with companies including Toyota, MUJI and Airbnb to explore the potential of next generation living.
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s “Projects in Progress,” his second solo exhibition held in Tokyo in 2017, featured La Seine Musicale, the Tainan Museum, The Watch Company (Swatch + Omega), and some disaster relief projects among many other ongoing projects.
What’s the common secret behind traditional Zen arts/culture, wabi-sabi, MUJI, Japanese architecture, sushi and Totoro? It’s the unique approach toward nature.
Architect Shigeru Ban has been actively involved in disaster relief projects in many parts of the world, by designing and providing temporary shelters. When he imagined a next generation house, it became tiny, flexible, mobile, temporary, agile, editable and adjustable.
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been involved in natural disaster relief project for years, which strongly reflects his design philosophy.