Although he is perhaps best known for his humanitarian work designing homes for victims of natural disasters, he has also designed numerous residential, commercial and civic structures.
His disaster relief structures make use of products that can easily be procured and then recycled when no longer needed. He first began to build homes for disaster victims from cardboard tubes in 1994 in Rwanda. A year later he designed the Paper Log Houses after the earthquake in Kobe, Japan. These houses had foundations of beer crates held in place by sandbags and had canvas roofs, which provided natural lighting.
His Aspen Art Museum is scheduled to open in August of this year.
From shigeurbanarchitects.com, nytimes.com and houzz.com
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