Shigeru Ban


NZealand-Japan-quake-architecture-Ban,FEATURE by Neil Sands This... News PhotoArchitect,Architecture,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Assistant,Canterbury Region New Zealand,Cardboard,Christchurch - New Zealand,Christchurch Cathedral - New Zealand,Horizontal,Looking,New,New Zealand,Photography,Shigeru Ban,WindowPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH NZealand-Japan-quake-architecture-Ban,FEATURE by Neil Sands This photo taken on December 5, 2012 shows architect Shigeru Ban's associate architect, Yoshie Narimatsu, looking at samples of stain glass windows for the new cardboard Christchurch Cathedral. When Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed a new cathedral in earthquake-devastated Christchurch, he chose the most unlikely of materials -- cardboard -- for the landmark project. The New Zealand city's magnificent Gothic revival cathedral hewn from local basalt was irreparably damaged in the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that claimed 185 lives on February 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)