I didn’t have a job in Tokyo for 10 years. I was designing small buildings in the countryside. I worked with a craftsman and studied how to use natural materials…
Kengo Kuma is a Japanese architect and professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo. His seminal text Anti-Object: The Dissolution and Disintegration of Architecture written in 2008, calls for an architecture of relations, respecting its surroundings instead of dominating them. Kuma’s projects maintain a keen interest in the manipulation of light with nature through materiality.
The Wuki Vanke Art Gallery facade in China designed by Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma is inspired in the shape of Taihu stone. The resulting porous panels manage to filter gently the…Continue reading
Kengo Kuma proposal for the Sydney Art Gallery Expansion project . The design competition was a two-stage invitational process endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects which an international competition…Continue reading
The PC House by renowned japanese architect Kengo Kuma is a private single-storey house in eastern japan. With a strong roots in traditional japanese temples the program is arranged in a windmill formation with…Continue reading
Kengo Kuma Architects & Associates has released its Architecture Guide of Tokyo featuring all the construction where KKAA’s office has intervened. The guide samples 42 buildings of KKAA. Kengo Kuma recently won the…Continue reading
Designed in his famous contemporary style, Kengo Kuma’s proposal for the Tokyo Olympic Stadium 2020 conveys a sense of lightness despite its large size. The oval arena is ringed with leafy vegetation…Continue reading
In Tokyo, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has transformed a former book warehouse into ‘la kagu ‘– an event space in the city’s Kagurazaka district. A colossal staircase interspersed with trees…Continue reading