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Shigeru Ban is Bringing His Emergency Shelters to Nepal

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Architectural Record is reporting that Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, 2014 Pritzker Prize laureate and fan of cardboard-as-building-material, plans to, through his relief org Voluntary Architects' Network (VAN), bring his innovative temporary emergency shelters to those affected by Nepal's April 25th earthquake.

The plan is to collaborate with local architects and students to work with prototypes developed by Ban and VAN. As pointed out by Anna Fixsen at Architectural Record, Ban has been designing emergency housing for communities affected by war and natural disaster since the 1990s, working in Rwanda, his native Japan, Turkey, China, Haiti, and elsewhere.

· Shigeru Ban to Deploy Shelters in Nepal [Architectural Record]
· Previous Shigeru Ban coverage [Curbed]