BVN collaborate with Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation on final Fugitive Structure

BVN has partnered with the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) for the past five years of their architecture programme: ‘Fugitive Structures’.

SCAF’s current exhibition – a study of Pritzker Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban’s work –  is the fifth and final iteration of the Foundations Fugitive Structures series. The exhibition runs until 01 July 2017. The exhibition is focussed on Shigeru Ban’s pioneering and resourceful designs and importantly his dedication to humanitarian efforts around the world.

For the first time SCAF’s interior and exterior spaces feature the work of a single practitioner. Installed in the Courtyard Garden are two of Shigeru Ban’s signature disaster relief shelters; one of his first from Kobe (1995) positioned in comparison to his latest disaster relief design for the Ecuador earthquake (2016).

The interior gallery presentation highlights key ‘stepping stones’ from Shigeru Ban Architects’ oeuvre, including a 1:15 scale model of the 2000 Japan Pavilion in Hannover, Germany, a 1:1 scale model of the 2011 Paper Partition System and model joint details from a range of projects. An immersive version of the 2013 Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand features as the centrepiece.

BVN has had the privilege of supporting SCAF in their aspiration to exhibit architecture and has enjoyed working and supporting the following architects.

2013 –  ‘Cresent House’ by Andrew Burns

2014 – ‘Trifolium’ by AR-MA

2015 – ‘Sway’ by Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur

2016 – Green Ladder’ by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Congratulations to SCAF in realising Fugitive Structures.


All Photography: Brett Boardman


Phillip Rossington