Shirgeru Ban Builds a Better World


by trapublishing

inspires children and families to learn about the remarkable work of one of the most acclaimed architects in the world, Shigeru Ban. Known for his innovative approach to materials and designs, Ban also regularly comes to the aid of disaster victims and refugees by designing temporary shelters that are typically made from inexpensive and recyclable paper tubes.

The debut title in Tra Publishing’s innovative For Good series, this illustrated book encourages children and their families to learn about artists, the artistic process, and the art for humanitarian and environmental good in a way that is accessible, appealing, and welcoming. Novelty elements include an insert booklet showing example
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s of the artist’s practice, an original interview, a timeline, and more.

Inside Architecture For Good, learn about some of Shigeru Ban’s most remarkable projects, including:
  • A temporary school after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake
  • Shelters after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
  • A church in New Zealand after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake


Trade edition

Publication date: September 26, 2023

Hardcover, smyth sewn binding

Color illustrations throughout

40 Pages + 12 Page Insert + 10 Color Photograph

9.84 x 13.97 in.