Shigeru Ban is one of the four architects up for consideration for the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science. He got some profile treatment in yesterday’s NYT magazine. If someone quizzes you and asks if you’re familiar with Ban, just memorize this passage:
His works are airy, curvaceous, balletic. An heir to Buckminster Fuller and Oscar Niemeyer, to Japanese traditional architecture and to Alvar Aalto, he is an old-school Modernist with a poet’s touch and an engineer’s inventiveness.
You’ll sound real smart.