September 17 2007

Paper Bridge? Shigeru Ban!

There is no architect in the world who believes more strongly in the use of paper than Shigeru Ban. On this project he is quoted as saying: "Paper too can be permanent, can be strong and lasting. We need to get rid of these prejudices..."

This Paper Bridge was built by 24 French and three Japanese architecture students over the course of a month. The project is located in Southern France near the Pont du Gard aqueduct. It is made up of 281 four-inch diameter paper tubes, cables, recycled paper steps, and foundations made of sand. Interestingly the project is approved for up to 20 people and was load tested with 1.5 tons of water filled balloons...

For the original article read Spluch.

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March 2nd, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Greenline » A House of Paper: The Artek Pavillion by Shigeru Ban

[...] Artek Pavillion by Shigeru Ban was built in 2007 as part of an installation at the 2007 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. [...]