Architectonics of Typography

Shigeru Ban is a Japanese architect and a pioneer of utilizing recycled materials to build visually beautiful yet durable structures. After discovering terrible living situations from the 1994 Rwandan Civil War, Ban proposed his paper-tube shelters, which embarked his architectural journey towards humanitarian efforts. This innovative design bolstered his method of unprecedented architecture which led him to win the 2014 Pritzker Prize. In this project, the objective was to reflect on the philosophy of our respected architect. Through the pieces, they all challenge the binary relationship of temporary vs. permanent, private vs. public, and indoor vs. outdoor which all encompass the elements of Ban’s work.