Architect Shigeru Ban Wins the 2014 Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, wins architecture’s highest honor, The Pritzker Architecture Prize. He is best known for creating buildings out of paper.

Architect magazine discusses Ban’s work. I first learned about Mr. Ban at the Barbican Art Gallery exhibit in London a few years ago entitled Alvar Alto through the eyes of Shigeru Ban. It drew parallels between the work of renowned Finnish architect Alvar Alto (1898 – 1976) and Shigeru Ban (b. 1957).

His latest wooden work of art can be visited at the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado.

Learn more about the past Pritzker Prize winners.

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