Monday, June 30, 2008

Shigeru Ban

is widely hailed as materially progressive for pushing the legitimacy of (or lack of bias to automatically dismiss) paper, cardboard, bamboo (like Velez ). However, these materials are still not taught as if they are viable alternatives to steel, concrete and wood. That is clearly not in line with sustainability in the tropics.

1. If the cost of building approaches zero--economically and environmentally--this one condition completely re-defines architecture otherwise associated with exclusive expense and ecological tax.

2. Map of goods and postcolonial economic ties. Total quantities of money produced (in mass of paper and metal).
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