31 Aug '17, 4pm
Ingenious cardboard and bamboo emergency shelters by Shigeru Ban pop up in Sydney
design has advanced by leaps and bounds due to the burgeoning refugee crises, Ban has made a long career of building structures out of locally-sourced and recycled materials – including cardboard tubes, bamboo and recycled milk crates. The structures currently on display at the SCAF are two of his signature designs made of cardboard. The first was designed for the 1995 Kobe earthquake and is constructed from vertical rows of cardboard tubes. The second design, which was made after the 2016 Ecuador earthquake , also has a cardboard frame, but is clad in bamboo.