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Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma Bibliography & Architect Profile
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Architecture, Cultural Architecture

The Darling Exchange Library & Market / Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma completed his first building in Australia: a spiraling six-story structure at the heart of Sydney’s darling square district. The civic center is known as ‘The Darling Exchange’ and contains a library with spaces to support creative and technology startups; a ground floor market hall; a childcare center; and a rooftop bar with views over the neighboring park.

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Water and Cherry House / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Residential

Water and Cherry House / Kengo Kuma & Associates

The Water and Cherry 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 four distinct and independent rooms originating from the center-point of the design. As in traditional japanese architecture, the natural environment is strong associated with the dwelling trough an…

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Pigment Shop / Kengo Kuma
Japanese Architecture, Retail

Pigment Shop / Kengo Kuma

In Tokyo, Architect Kengo Kuma was chosen to design Pigment, an art-supply shop like no other. With more than 4,200 pigments as well as 600 paintbrushes and 50 types of rare glue, this is an artist’s dream come true. None artist also come to adminre the interior by Kengo Kuma & Associates which recently won the National Stadium for the…

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Cultural Hall Natyura in Iiyama / Kengo Kuma
Cultural Architecture, Japanese Architecture

Cultural Hall Natyura in Iiyama / Kengo Kuma

In Iiyama, Nagano, Architect Kengo Kuma which recently won the National Stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games, was chosen to design the Natyura Cultural Hall. This community complex features two large halls in addition to a civic center, providing the local population with a place to congregate and socialize. The inaguration coincide with the completion of a high speed railway…

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Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Cultural Architecture, Japanese Architecture

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates

The Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum designed by Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma connects a hotel and a spa operated by the town, which had been separated by a cliff and a road. The museum functions not only as the skywalk between the two facilities, but also as accommodations, work and exhibition rooms that cater to artist-in-residence program, thus bridging cultures of…

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Kengo Kuma Portrait
Architecture, Japanese Architecture

Importance of Traditions

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 in those 10 years. From this experience, I learned the great aspects of Japanese traditional architecture. I started to design traditional Japanese architecture and foreign people took notice of the…

Wuxi Vanke Art Gallery / Kengo Kuma
Cultural Architecture, Japanese Architecture

Wuxi Vanke Art Gallery in China / Kengo Kuma

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 sunlight into the exhibition space. Wuxi Vanke Art Gallery technical information Architects : Kengo Kuma & Associates  | Kengo Kuma Bibliography & Profile Typology : Cultural Architecture / Art Gallery, Commercial, Offices Location : Wuxi,…

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