NPO Voluntary Architects Network (VAN) + Shigeru Ban Architects have started to set up Paper Partition System (PPS) and cardboard...
The Japanese touring exhibition of “Paper Sanctuary” held in London. Place: MUJI Naoetsu (Joetsu city in Niigata) Duration: February 13...
January 13 – February 4, 2024 The Japanese touring exhibition of “Paper Sanctuary” held in London.The inaugural exhibition took place...
Disaster Relief Project for 2023 Hawaii-Maui Wildfires Dec.4th-Dec.7th 2023 Collaborators:Hawaii Off-GridUniversity of Hawaiʻi Maui CollegeSchool of Architecture University of Hawaiʻi...
A simple partition system, created by Shigeru Ban, is completed by draping fabric over frames made from paper tubes. This...
The prototype of Paper Temporary House for Korea is a simple structure with paper tubes as columns, paper honeycomb boards...
2023 Morocco Earthquake Disaster Relief Coordination : Fayçal Tiaïba / Laberinto and FenduqCooperation : National School of Architecture of Marrakech...
August 28 – September 3, 2023 The Japanese touring exhibition of “Paper Sanctuary” held in London.The inaugural exhibition took place...
<<Ukraine Relief Projects PHASE 4 Hospital in Lviv PHASE 3 Stove Aid PHASE 2Styrofoam Housing System PHASE 1PPS for Ukraine...
Somerset House 2023 At the London Design Biennale, Ban presented the Paper Partition System (PPS), a partition system which transforms...
On February 2, 2021, Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) demonstrated Paper Partition System at mock vaccination center in Komatsu, Ishikawa.Cooperated with:...
VAN has developed the“Paper Partition System”to be used in order to prevent spreading of virus transmitted through droplets.  March 14th,–...
Typhoon Hagibis(2019) strike eastern Japan. Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) provided Paper Partition System and Honeycomb Board Beds in evacuation facilities...
The Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake, which occurred on September 6, 2018, with a maximum seismic intensity of 7, caused significant...
The heavy rains in western Japan (heavy rains of July 2018) were heavy rain disasters that occurred from June 28...
Situated at the elevation of 3790m in Nepal, Khumjung School was first built by Mt. Everest’s first climber, Sir Edmund...
The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake are a series of earthquakes, including a magnitude 7.0 and 6.2, beneath Kumamoto City in the...
In central Italy, three earthquakes have occurred in a row since August. The damage caused by the earthquake that occurred...
The Kumamoto earthquake was an earthquake with a seismic intensity of 7 observed on April 14 and 16, 2016, causing...
The Nepal Earthquake in 2015 had left the historical gompa (temple) in Simigaon, Nepal completely destroyed. As one of the...
This new station has been moved 150m toward the mountain at an elevation 7m higher than before. This three-story facility...
In order to respond to the earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25th, Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) and Shigeru Ban...
This is the temporary shelter constructed at Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines, following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in November of 2013....
This temporary nursery school was constructed following the earthquake in Ya’an City, Sichuan, on April 20th, 2013. Lushan County in...
The LVMH Art Maison is a 2-storey timber structure multipurpose center, with a total floor area of 291.0m². It not...
On 20th August 2014, heavy rainfall struck Hiroshima City, Japan which caused huge landslides forcing over 1600 residents to evacuate...
The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake (magnitude 6.3) inflicted crippling damage on the Christchurch Cathedral which was the symbol of city....
This atelier was designed to be donated to Onagawa town, Miyagi prefecture, by Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju. The site was...
By stacking the container temporary housing on the site, wide building intervals were achieved, and the design for the community...
Since the 3.11 earthquake, we have visited more than 50 evacuation facilities and during that time, we heard the news...
Iwate / Miyagi / Fukushima / Yamagata / Niigata / Nagano / Tochigi, JapanThe evacuees of the great Japan Earthquake...
L’Aquila Temporary Concert Hall opened on May 7th, 2011. The opening ceremony was held with the orchestra conducted by Tomomi...
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince causing the greatest natural disaster in recent...
Hurricane Katrina, which occurred in August 2005, caused enormous damage to the City of New Orleans. In December 2007, the...
This collaborative project between Japanese and Chinese universities involved the design and construction of paper-tube-structured temporary classrooms at the elementary...
Paper church had played the role as the community center opened to the multi-national neighborhood after the earthquake in Kobe....
The new Paper Partition System was invented to improve the previous systems. This new system composed of columns and beams...