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- DescriptionIn Christchurch's inner city an invative and symbolic structure has just taken shape: a 'Cardboard Cathedral' to stand in for the historic building devastated by the earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. Signalling the beginnings of renewal in the CBD, the cathedral is the first new civic building completed since the quakes. Shigeru Ban, its designer, is a world-class architect and expert in disaster-zone building - and the new transitional cathedral is his largest post-disaster structure to date. In essays, building plans and specially commissioned photography, Shigeru Ban: Cardboard Cathedral tells the story of this remarkable feat. Originally conceived as a temporary building, its construction involved design challenges, structural invations and community involvement; and the finished, w permanent structure seems set to become an enduring symbol of Christchurch's revival. Includes a foreword by the Very Reverend Lynda Patterson, dean of Christchurch Cathedral; an essay by Shigeru Ban himself; documentary photographs by Bridgit Anderson; full-colour plates by Stephen Goodeugh; and an afterword by David Mitchell.
- Author BiographyDr Andrew Barrie is a New Zealand-born architectural critic and designer formerly based in Tokyo and now a professor of design in the School of Architecture at the University of Auckland. He holds degrees from both the University of Auckland and Tokyo University. After completing doctoral studies in Japan, Andrew spent several years working as a project architect in the office of Toyo Ito, one of Japan's most innovative and influential architects. On returning to New Zealand, he worked at Cheshire Architects in Auckland, and is a regular contributor to architecture and design journals. He has authored two books on the work of Toyo Ito, and in 2007 established Pecha Kucha Nights in New Zealand. Andrew's own design work has won numerous awards in both New Zealand and Japan, and has been exhibited in both countries. Shigeru Ban is a world-class architect and expert in disaster-zone building. The Transitional Cathedral in Christchurch is his largest post-disaster structure to date. Ban was born in Tokyo in 1957. He trained at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and the Cooper Union in New York before establishing his own firm in Tokyo, which now has offices in Tokyo, Paris and New York. He has taught at Yokohama National University, Keio University and Harvard University. Ban's career now spans 30 years and has been characterized by both consistently innovative and adventurous design, and a concern for those who normally don't have access to such architecture - the dispossessed and traumatized victims of disasters. In March 2014, Ban was awarded the Pritzker Prize - the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for architecture, being awarded for lifetime contribution to the advancement of the art of architecture globally.
- PrizesWinner of PANZ Book Design Awards: Nielsen Award for Best Book 2015 and PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Typography 2015 and PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Illustrated Book 2015.
- Author(s)Andrew Barrie
- PublisherAuckland University Press
- Date of Publication30/07/2014
- Place of PublicationAuckland
- Country of PublicationNew Zealand
- ImprintAuckland University Press
- Content Notecolour photographs
- Width165 mm
- Height230 mm
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