One of the most important contemporary Japanese architects of our time, Kengo Kuma has forged a modern design language that artfully combines his homeland’s traditional building crafts with sophisticated technologies and innovative materials. Whilst maintaining a deep respect for native construction techniques, Kuma considers the necessity of a globalized approach to the design of his buildings, representing a significant generational shift in a country rich with contemporary architecture.
This complete record of work to date details the ideas, theories and inspiration behind Kuma’s output, including newly commissioned photography, architectural drawings and a privileged view of the refined architectonic vocabulary that characterises Kuma’s buildings.
Author: Kenneth Frampton
Measurements: 24.9 x 3.6 x 30.5cm
Pages: 320 pages