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...
A simple partition system, created by Shigeru Ban, is completed by draping fabric over frames made from paper tubes. This...
Exploiting the magnificent views of the Sea of Japan, the building is designed in a horizontal orientation, running parallel to...
August 28 – September 3, 2023 The Japanese touring exhibition of “Paper Sanctuary” held in London.The inaugural exhibition took place...
The facility consists of a museum, 10 villa-style accommodations, and a restaurant on a 4.6ha site facing the Seto Inland...
The client happened to acquire a narrow strip of land along the sand beach of Kitsuki, which was once used...
This is a plan of an accommodation facility where guests can experience“zazen” on a small, lush site on Awaji Island....
Second project for “Shishi-iwa House” in Karuizawa. The simple two-story rectangular plan evolved from the very tight rectangular site. The...
On February 2, 2021, Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) demonstrated Paper Partition System at mock vaccination center in Komatsu, Ishikawa.Cooperated with:...
The restaurant is built in the midst of a large natural field and serves fresh vegetables from there. The thatched...
In order to form an east-west and north-south axis in front of Higashi-Shizuoka Station, a high-rise library was planned in...
Due to Japan’s excessive regulations against timber structures, it is impossible to build a “pure” mid-rise timber structure, so a...
VAN has developed the“Paper Partition System”to be used in order to prevent spreading of virus transmitted through droplets.  March 14th,–...
A grid was found to accommodate storage, display shelves, lighting, and air conditioning for the cafe’s needs, and the entire...
Villa-type accommodation facility planned in a vast forest of about 16,000m². With taking advantage of the shape of the land,...