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  • Antonio Lara

    Japan Pavilion at the Hannover Expo 2000 Shigeru Ban and Otto Frei. The tunnel arch is about 73.8m long, 25m wide, and 15.9m high, a grid shell using lengthy paper tubing and without joints.

  • Rachel Auth

    paper tube constructions...japanese architect naturally!

  • Joost Hageman

    Paper tube structure - Shigeru Ban Architects

  • Carrie Jaxon

    Paper architecture!!! SBA_EXPO Japan Pavillion

  • Matthew Higginbottom

    Cardboard tubes and a paper membrane. Shigeru Ban is my hero.

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