Slide 1: Shigeru Ban

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Architect Shigeru Ban is famous for his innovative paper houses, which provide low-cost and effective temporary shelter as well as visual impact. This recyclable house is crafted from paper tubes with waterproof sponge tape for insulation.


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Paper Thin: Incredible Inhabitable Spaces Made From Paper

We've all heard of construction paper—it's a staple of kids' crafts—but what about constructing actual livable houses from paper? The idea sounds unbelievable and presents a lot of questions, but some architects and builders are using paper as an economical and environmentally friendly building material. While paper might not be your first choice when building a new home, you may find some incredible inspiration from these unlikely structures.

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