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Kengo Kuma and Associates

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.

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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 of the skywalk between the two facilities but also as accommodations, work, and exhibition rooms that cater to artist-in-residence program, thus bridging cultures…

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