Crescent House architectural details.
A private residential commission, Crescent House was designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban in 2008. Constructed from beautiful cypress wood in a distinctive, elevated curve the property accentuates breaktaking views of Mount Fuji and the surrounding countryside.
Recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize – considered the most prestigious prize in modern architecture – Tokyo born architect Shigeru Ban is renowned for his innovative design and resourceful use of materials in both his disaster relief projects and private residential commissions.
Dedicated to global humanitarian efforts, Shigeru Ban travels to disaster sites around the world to design and construct simple, inexpensive yet dignified shelters and community buildings with the local population and volunteers.
Profiled by Time Magazine as a 21st century innovator in architecture and design, his originality, idiosyncratic use of material and often low-tech construction methods are typical of Ban’s work, whether he’s designing a paper tube shelter for disaster relief or private residence, civic building or business premises.
Ban attended the Southern California Institute of Architecture before earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cooper Union in New York City in 1984. He served as a member of the Pritzker Architecture Prize jury from 2006 to 2009, lectures at architecture schools across the globe and is currently a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Shigeru Ban’s work includes Aspen Art Museum, Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport, the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand and Centre Pompidou-Metz museum in France to name just a few. Ban is due to begin work on his first UK project as concept architect for a luxury housing development in London.