The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation is displaying the work of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who uses bamboo and cardboard to design affordable housing

Shigeru Ban, a respect architect from Japan, has a reputation for using innovative and low-cost materials to design buildings for natural disaster victims around the world. These buildings consist of being built from sustainable materials like recycled cardboard tubes, paper, bamboo, and even beer crates. Sydney's Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation celebrated Ban's work by creating an exhibit, named The inventive work of Shigeru Ban, with a cardboard scale model of his Christchurch cathedral, a pavilion Ban built in Japan, and two emergency shelters.

One of these shelters was built for the Great Hanshin earthquake that happened in Kobe, Japan in 1995. The other shelter highlights Ban's recent work in Ecuador where an earthquake devastated the area in 2016. Ban designed both shelters to get recycled once the victims have properly recovered from the disaster.

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation will have The inventive work of Shigeru Ban exhibit up until July 1.

The Inventive Work of Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban, a respect architect from Japan, has a reputation for using innovative and low-cost materials to design buildings for natural disaster victims around the world. These buildings consist of being built from sustainable materials like recycled cardboard tubes, paper, bamboo, and even beer crates. Sydney's Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation celebrated Ban's work by creating an exhibit, named The inventive work of Shigeru Ban, with a cardboard scale model of his Christchurch cathedral, a pavilion Ban built in Japan, and two emergency shelters.