Design is seen as a tool that can solve the world’s biggest isses. Throughout the year, design gathering such as tradeshows and other design events, are the pertfect point to discuss how trends can solve and change people’s habits towards Nature. That is why, for the past years, interior design trends have become more eco-friendly. You can see that recycled materials, minimalistic design and eco-friendly brands are the number one choice of architects, interior designers and other design professionals and lovers. Today, we’ll present you a stunning Paper Green House in Japan, an amazing design project by Shigeru Ban!
Shigeru’s visionary aesthetic, at once fluid and geometric, has taken shape in temporary structures like relief housing, a cathedral, and a bridge—all with an innate understanding of impermanence, the environment, and humanity. His ability to design buildings that blend human needs with breathtaking visual dynamism was honed at Manhattan’s Cooper Union School of Architecture, where he studied under John Hejduk, one-fifth of the famed New York Five group of architects. In addition to his humanitarian work, Ban’s has created museums, homes, and short-term pavilions, each showcasing innovative use of space and material.
According to Ban, the only way for architectsto keep their work free from the influence of such transient fashions is to come up with new ways to actually build things — new materials, for example, or new approaches to structural engineering.
He was profiled by Time magazine in their projection of 21st-century innovators in the field of architectureand design. The renowned architect has won several design awards since 1985, such as the Display of the Year, Japan, “Emilio Ambasz” Exhibition (1986), the Mainichi Design Prize (1995), the Akademie der Kunste (Berlin Art Award), Germany (2000), the Grand Prize of AIJ 2009: Nicolas G. Hayek Center (2009), the 2017 AIA Awards – Architecture. Aspen Art Museum (2017) and the Japan Wood Design Award 2018, Mt Fuji World Heritage Centre (2018).
⬇️Continue scrolling to check out his amazing Paper Green House in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan ⬇️
What is eco-friendly design?
“With a rise in eco-friendly initiatives across all industries, design experts are bringing sustainabilityinto the home. New technological advances and innovations make it easier for designers and architects to contribute toward a healthier planet — whether it’s using techniques like carbon sequestration, embracing vegan materials, or creating an eco-friendly landscape with native plants”
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