June 18, 2013
It seemed not long ago that Japanese architect Shigeru Ban first shocked the industry with his temporary pavilions made from paper tubes. These days, Ban lands multimillion-dollar commissions to erect paper-tube constructions around the world, and the unequivocally built-to-not-last design ethos has been inducted into popular contemporary practice. The Parisian design firm Studio Andrew Todd, for instance, was recently selected to realize their proposal for a circular theater made almost entirely of recycled-paper bales. More after the break.