April 23, 2004

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Contact: Cynthia Muckey, School of Architecture and Urban Design, (785) 864-3709

Noted architect Shigeru Ban to give lecture at KU April 26

LAWRENCE -- Internationally known architect Shigeru Ban, known for his work turning paper tubes into everything from furniture to housing, will give a free public lecture at 11 a.m. Monday, April 26, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas. This lecture series is supported by the KU School of Architecture and Urban Design and the KU Student Senate.

Shigeru (Shi-GUR-ah) Ban has practiced primarily in Japan, where lightweight construction is embraced in traditional Japanese architecture. His work has ranged from temporary shelters for refugees of the 1995 Rwandan crisis and victims of the Kobe earthquake to exhibition pavilions and chapels, such as the 2000 Hanover Expo in Germany and the Paper Church in Kobe.

Ban, who studied at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and New York's Cooper Union School of Architecture, has become an icon for advocates of "green" and "eco-friendly" architecture, with an underlying ideology against waste.


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