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Meet the extraordinary man who has been called "the architect of the people" and the first man to use paper as a building structure material, Shigeru Ban. He is the founder of Voluntary Architects' Network (VAN). He built refugee homes in Rwanda and evacuation homes in Japan and China and also helped built churches and schools to aid victims of natural disasters. "Paper buildings cannot be destroyed by earthquakes." Shigeru Ban

The Nicholas G.Hayek center, Tokyo, Shigeru Ban - probably the first implementation of Self Mass damper systems(using weight of floor slabs to reduce seismic response ), which enabled Ban's architectural idea.

I don't typically like high rise buildings, but this is absolutely beautiful.  Scandinavian of course.

Completed in 2015 in Malmö, Sweden. Images by Adam Mørk, schmidt hammer lassen architects. Malmö Live is an open, expressive, dynamic building offering numerous activities within its architecture. The point of departure for the building’s.