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Christchurch, New Zealand
Year of Completion
Marine West Coast Climate
Material and its Properties
The 96 tubes, reinforced with laminated wood beams, are coated with waterproof polyurethane and flame retardants with two-inch gaps between them so that light can filter inside. Paper tubing, as a none-typical building material, is comparatively inexpensive and very accessible.
Low cost, recyclable, low-tech and replaceable
Shigeru Ban Architects, "Cardboard Cathedral" (2013). Building Case Studies. 324.