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Awaji Island is getting a beautiful Zen nature retreat designed by Shigeru Ban

It may be small, but Hyogo prefecture’s Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea has heaps to offer visitors with attractions ranging from a Hello Kitty resort to a Godzilla theme park. This new facility opening in April, however, has a slightly different flavour than its island counterparts. Zenbo...
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Shigeru Ban, Bjarke Ingels among names for New European Bauhaus' high-level roundtable

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, BIG's founder Bjarke Ingels and Danish–Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson have been listed among the "distinguished thinkers and practitioners" for the New European Bauhaus' high-level roundtable. The three names, announced in a list of 18 "advanced thinkers and practitioners", will act as community ambassadors for the...

bjarke ingels, shigeru ban, and olafur eliasson on 'new european bauhaus' roundtable

Architects bjarke ingels and shigeru ban, as well as artist olafur eliasson, are among the creatives to have been appointed to the high-level roundtable of the ‘new european bauhaus’ (NEB). as an initiative of the european union (EU), the program calls on all europeans to ‘imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls’. described as a ‘think-do tank’, the NEB seeks to serve as a platform for experimentation and connection, bridging the sphere of science and technology with the world of art and culture.

Selling at a Loss: Underwater listings include Metal Shutter Houses' penthouse designed by Shigeru Ban

Manhattan real estate is a well-known as a safe investment. Even in this deep buyer's market and the unprecedented situation surrounding it, approximately 3/4 of apartments sold between 2014 and 2020 are asking an average of 18% more above their original purchase price (figures per CityRealty data and current listings). At the same time, a quarter of the returning listings that sold after 2014 are available for less than the prior sale.

shigeru ban and VAN test paper partition system for vaccination sites in japan

The voluntary architects’ network (VAN), the non-profit organization led by shigeru ban, has trialed the use of their cardboard partition system for vaccination sites across japan. in the past, the partition — previously featured on designboom here — has been used to shelter refugees or to temporarily house those evacuated in the wake of natural disasters. in early february 2021, the structures were tested in komatsu, japan as part of the city’s preparations for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.