WE MEET SHIGERU BAN DURING IN BILBAO
During EGURTEK 2016 event in Bilbao we met the prestigious 2014 Pritzker awarded japanese architect. It was precisely in 2014 when Shigeru Ban designed his famous work “Aspen Art Museum, located in the heart of Aspen (Colorado, USA), on which ProdEX material plays a fundamental role. The AAM exterior aesthetics are based on the transparency by this interlaced natural timber rooted on the traditional Asian baskets. Fully exposed to the exterior, it had to be maintenance free, durable but at the same time aesthetically in agreement with Ban´s idea.
The architect shares some comments with us after visiting the event in Bilbao.
“… A MATERIAL THAT WILL MAKE LIVE THE MESSAGE …”
TALKING WITH JEAN MARC BONFILS, ARCHITECT OF
THE EAST VILLAGE, ASIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2015.
The EAST VILLAGE building, Asian Architecture Award 2015 and designed by Bonfils Architects, is a fusion of tradition and a contemporary design. Bonfils searched to get back the essence of this antique quarter of Beirut, in which houses were built in wood, as well as the traditional libanese gardens - a characteristic element of this country- with XXI´s century construction materials and methods.
The result is a “very alive” but at the same time contemporary building.
The awarded architect Jean Marc Bonfils gives us his personal vision of the project.