Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma (b.1954) is one of the most significant contemporary Japanese architects. Interested in the poetics of materials, and Japanese tradition in contemporary contexts, he is as much a thinker and philosopher as a maker. Kuma’s stated goal is to recover the tradition of Japanese buildings, and to reinterpret these traditions for the 21st century. Some of his most notable works can be found on in this diverse directory; alongside his biography, interiors, books; plus notes from his Paris Pavilion in 2015, architectural musings on the One Hotel in Tokyo, and his storied 2017 complex for an urban garden in Portland.

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