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Shigeru Ban Will Build Housing for Nepal’s Earthquake Survivors

Shigeru Ban, the Japanese Pritzker Prize-winning architect, has announced that he will deploy emergency shelters for victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal, according to Artnet's Christie Chu. Ban's relief organization, Voluntary Architects’ Network, will begin by giving out donated tents and plastic sheets. Then, as the situation grows more stable, it’ll work with regional architects to construct less temporary living spaces.

Chu notes that Ban has a history of contributing architectural expertise and help in times of disaster around the world, having designed living spaces for victims of disasters in India, Sri Lanka, China, Italy, and New Zealand. Details of Shigeru Ban's project can be found on his website here.