BOOK REVIEW: Shigeru Ban’s ‘Humanitarian Architecture’ focuses on emergency response design

April 13, 2015 by  
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Shigeru Ban is renowned for his inventive and courageous architecture, which spans from museums to simple huts. While the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is often given kudos for his work in developing emergency shelters and using low-impact materials like paper, that humble work is often given second fiddle to his more grandiose designs, like the newly opened Aspen Art Museum . The Museum turned the attention it received on its head by publishing Humanitarian Architecture ; the most thorough book available on Ban’s emergency shelters. His work in emergency response design and development is such a core part of his oeuvre, it would be difficult to understand or appreciate his more high-profile projects without it. Read on past the jump for our full review. Read the rest of BOOK REVIEW: Shigeru Ban’s ‘Humanitarian Architecture’ focuses on emergency response design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aspen Art Museum book , Ban architecture , book review , Cardboard House , earthquake shelter , emergency shelter , emergency shelters , humanitarian architecture , Humanitarian Architecture Ban , paper tube construction , Paper Tube House , paper tubes , shigeru ban , Shigeru Ban book , Shigeru Ban book review , Shigeru Ban emergency shelters , Shigeru Ban Humanitarian Architecture , Shigeru Ban paper tubes , sustainable building materials

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S-House is a see-through glass home with an M.C. Escher-like interior

April 13, 2015 by  
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BOOK REVIEW: “Chizi’s Tale” is the True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino in Zimbabwe

October 22, 2014 by  
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“Chizi’s Tale: The True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino” is an eye-opening, real-life children’s story of an orphaned baby rhino who was lucky enough to be taken in by a Zimbabwean conservationist and his family. Chizi was lovingly raised and prepared for release back into the wild by his carers, but in their three years together he proved to be quite a character. Written by a Connecticut high schooler who has spent numerous summers in Africa, the illustrated story is age appropriate and reveals the surprisingly gentle nature of these imposing creatures. With charming illustrations by Zimbabwean artist Jacqui Taylor, the book is an excellent introduction to conservation issues for young readers. As an added bonus, all proceeds from the book go to the  conservation charity Tusk . Read on for the full review. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , book review , books , children’s book , conservation issues , endangered species , illustration , Inhabitots , rhino , rhinoceros , Zimbabwe

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Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

October 22, 2014 by  
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Did you know that in the United States alone, over 2 billion  disposable razors are thrown in the garbage every year ? That’s a hell of a lot of plastic and waste metal accumulating in landfills across the country. People are quickly waking up to the fact that sustainability is the way to go, and The Beluga Shave Co. is setting a great example with their sleek designs. Delivering a better shave than the average disposable razor, each stunning  Beluga razor  is made in the USA from top quality 316L stainless steel (which is recyclable!) and has a 25-year warrantee. Their Kickstarter campaign raised over $100K in just 13 days, and is still going strong, especially with reviews like this gem from TechCrunch : “There are those of us out there who believe the old ways are best and if we can save a little green and feel like Hemingway after a five-day drunk while we rinse off our razors, more power to us.” Look good, save money, and protect the environment with one stylish razor. + Beluga Razors on Kickstarter + Beluga Shave Co. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beluga , Beluga razors , Beluga Shave Co. beluga razors , belugas , disposable razors , kickstarter , kickstarter campaign , kickstarter razors , landfill , landfills , lifetime razors , razor , razor blades , razors , recyclable razors , recycled steel , shave , stainless steel , sustainable razors

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BOOK REVIEW: Bridgette Meinhold’s Urgent Architecture Showcases 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World

September 2, 2014 by  
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BOOK REVIEW: Bianca Bosker’s New Book, Original Copies, Dissects China’s Bizarre Knockoff Architecture Trend

August 18, 2014 by  
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BOOK REVIEW: Bianca Bosker’s New Book, Original Copies, Dissects China’s Bizarre Knockoff Architecture Trend

June 19, 2014 by  
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BOOK REVIEW: Salvage Secrets Design & Decor by Joanne Palmisano

May 20, 2014 by  
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BOOK REVIEW: Bridgette Meinhold’s Urgent Architecture Showcases 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World

February 26, 2014 by  
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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Prefabulous + Sustainable Author Sheri Koones

August 25, 2013 by  
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