Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture


Author Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Claude Bruderlein, Naomi Pollock, Eyal Weizman, Shigeru Ban
Publisher Aspen Art Press/D.A.P
Date 2014
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 9.2 x 12.8 in., 280 pages
This important volume is the first book-length study to collect, catalogue and examine Shigeru Ban's architectural responses to disaster relief. Essays and discussions of individual projects, drawings in the artist's hand, instruction manuals, diverse photographs and a timeline and map make an essential compendium for the most personal and relevant aspect of Ban's work. The book is a major contribution to the broad subjects of humanitarian relief and sustainable design solutions, and provides an inspiring testament to Ban's ongoing dedication to our planet and its people.

“Architects are not building temporary housing because we are too busy building for the privileged people…. I’m not saying I’m against building monuments, but I’m thinking we can work more for the public.” - Shigeru Ban, Pritzker Prize, 2014