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Shigeru Ban Architects: cardboard cathedral

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, known for his experimentation with materials – such as modular refugee shelters made from paper tubes – has submitted designs for a cardboard cathedral for earthquake-hit Christchurch in New Zealand. The Anglican cathedral was severely damaged in February’s earthquake and Ban’s design – for a temporary, interim cathedral, is based on a floor-plan of the original cathedral, using cardboard tubes and shipping containers for foundations.

Cardboard Cathedral
Cardboard Cathedral

Bugs in the Garden

Bugs in the Garden by Beatrice Alemagna
Bugs in the Garden by Beatrice Alemagna

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