Born in Tokyo, Ban studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Cooper Union in New York with John Hejduk and then trains in Arata Isozaki’s studio.
2010 – Out of production
His work concentrates on developing technologies that use humble or recycled building materials.
After the 1995 Kobe earthquake, he creates prefabricated homes and a church with an unheard of construction system comprising simple cardboard tubes.
He then designs the Japanese pavilion for the Hannover Exposition (2000) and the Centre Pompidou – Metz (2010).