Shigeru Ban

Architecture for Disaster Relief and Student Participation

November 11 — December 24, 2005

Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc.

The Paper Temporary Studio in Paris, France, 2004
Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc.

The Paper House in the Shelter for the Niigata
Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc.

The house for Tsunami victims, Kirinda, Sri Lanka, 2005
Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc.

The Atelier for glass artist, 2005
Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc.

Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc.

Gallery Talk
by the student of Keio Univerysity (SFC)Shigeru Ban Laboratory
Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc.

The closing of the gallery was marked by an exhibition by Ban, in which the gallery itself was the artwork, to commemorate its extraordinary work since 1998. The entire building was opened to the public and featured the results of work with students on disaster relief assistance activities and architectural projects, including scale models and partial full-size items. Ban supervised students from his research laboratory at the Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus in designing the venue layout, as well as designing and making the models. The students also conducted the press preview and held talk sessions at the gallery every Saturday. Behind-the-scenes space was partitioned using Ban’s trademark paper tubes for a video retrospective of his work and a photo panel exhibition looking back on all of the exhibitions hosted by the gallery.

© THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION

Copyright, etc.