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n 1995 a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Japan with its epicentre at the major port city of Kobe. More than 6,000 people were killed and 200,000 made homeless. A young Tokyo-based architect—Shigeru Ban—known for his innovative work utilizing paper and cardboard tubing as a building material, was invited to respond to the urgent need for temporary relief shelter. His interest in paper, with its low cost, easy accessibility and simple application, provided him with readymade materials to design and build a sturdy, economical and ecologically sustainable home for thousands who were displaced in the disaster. This simple building has become the prototype for similar disaster relief structures built around the world for the past twenty years.


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WESTBANK成⽴于1992年,是北美地区的领先房地产开发商,在温哥华、卡尔加⾥和多伦多、⻄雅图、上海、 北京、台湾、东京、⾹港和深圳均设有办事处,Westbank的建成和在建项⽬合计⾦额现已超过了500亿加币。Westbank对建筑艺术有着独特的定义,艺术是我们打造建筑的灵感媒介。Westbank始终秉承着⼀信念,即“⼀切形式和定义的美学与⽂化对于⼈类存在都⾄关重要”。在对美和⽂化创造的不懈追求中,Westbank已经不再单纯是⼀家房地产开发商,⽽进化成了⼀家⽂化企业。

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