A temporary bridge made of 281 cardboard tubes has been erected over a river in Southern France. Weighing 7.5 tonnes, it can hold up to 20 people at a time. It is just half a mile from the Pont du Gard, an old Roman stone bridge, and was designed by Shigeru Ban, a Japanese architect known for his both grandiose and humble paper constructions, as you can see in the gallery. The technical details make it even more stunning.
Plastic Bottle Structure, 01, 2002. Plastic bottles, acrylic, plastic wrap, nylon wire
japan pavilion, hanover expo, 2000, shigeru ban and frei otto
the largest cardboard structure built to date