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Shigeru Ban creates wooden Zenbo Seinei retreat on Japanese island

August 4, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Aerial view of Zenbo Seinei on Awaji Island by Shigeru Ban

An open-air platform for meditation is elevated above the treetops at Zenbo Seinei, a wooden retreat that Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has completed on Awaji Island in Japan. Nestled amongst trees on the island’s north side, the meditation retreat is aimed at tourists seeking space for self-reflection, healthy eating and mindfulness. Shigeru Ban

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Shigeru Ban builds modular partitions to offer privacy to Ukrainians in emergency shelters

April 8, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Refugee camp with Shigeru Ban's Paper Partition System

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has installed his Paper Partition System across temporary shelters in Europe that are housing Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion. Installed by Ban with the Voluntary Architects’ Network non-governmental organisation (NGO), which he founded in 1995, the modular system offers privacy to people seeking refuge in the hastily constructed refugee centres.

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Shigeru Ban designs meditation retreat overlooking Awaji Island mountains

March 4, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Render of Zenbo Seinei retreat by Shigeru Ban

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has designed a wooden meditation retreat named Zenbo Seinei, which is nearing completion on a verdant site on the Awaji Island in Japan. Slated to open in spring, Zenbo Seinei will take the form of a long and slender wooden structure elevated on one side by steel columns. It is

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Bjarke Ingels among creatives to join New European Bauhaus high-level roundtable

March 12, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Portraits of Bjarke Ingels, Shigeru Ban and Olafur Eliasson

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels, architect Shigeru Ban and artist Olafur Eliasson are among the “distinguished thinkers and practitioners” that have been selected as ambassadors for the EU’s New European Bauhaus. The creatives will work together as part of a high-level roundtable for the new Bauhaus initiative, which is being established to move Europe towards a circular

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