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Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral Underway in New Zealand

"People are not killed by earthquakes, they're killed by collapsing buildings," claims Ban. "That's the responsibility of architects, but the architects are not there when people need some temporary structure because we're too busy working for (the) privileged. Even a temporary structure can become a home."

“People are not killed by earthquakes, they’re killed by collapsing buildings,” claims Ban. “That’s the responsibility of architects, but the architects are not there when people need some temporary structure because we’re too busy working for (the) privileged. Even a temporary structure can become a home.”

Shigeru Ban just can’t get enough of paper tubes. The Japanese architect, renowned for his design of structures that can be quickly and inexpensively erected in disaster zones, is at it again in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, which was hit hard by a devastating earthquake last February. The earthquake of magnitude 6.3 killed over 200 people and inflicted irreparable damage on the city’s iconic gothic cathedral of 132 years. The cathedral was a copy of one in Oxford, England, and was one of the most famous landmarks of the Christchurch, pictured on postcards, souvenirs and tea towels…

 

SHoP designs schools for earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal

SHoP Architects has partnered with two nonprofit organisations to rebuild 50 public schools in areas of Nepal that were devastated by the April 2015 earthquake (+ slideshow). The New York-based firm has teamed up with Kids of Kathmandu and Asia Friendship Network for the project, with construction of the first two schools slated to begin early next year…

 

Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This

(Author’s Note: This article is one of three in a series. If you find it interesting, the others in the series are: Mark Zuckerberg’s Dad’s Advice on Raising Kids to be Entrepreneurs, and Want to Raise Successful Kids? A Former Stanford Dean Says Please Stop Doing This.) Resilience is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” There’s no surprise that it’s a characteristic of some of the world’s most successful people. It’s also a required trait to endure and succeed in some of the toughest specialties in the U.S. military. Over on Task and Purpose (a site for members of the U.S. military) and Fatherly (a site for–well, fathers), a former U.S. Navy SEAL named Eric Greitens (now a candidate for Missouri governor, by the way) shared his tips for raising children to be more resilient–rules that also apply to anyone who wants…

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