Tag Kengo Kuma

World Building of the Year Award 2009: first prize goes to Peter Rich Architects

07-12-2009

World Building of the Year Award 2009: first prize goes to Peter Rich Architects

The Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa has won the World Building of the Year award at the 2009 World Architecture Festival Awards.

Kengo Kuma, Z58, Shanghai, China, 2006

05-11-2007

Kengo Kuma, Z58, Shanghai, China, 2006

Building Z58 consists of a stereometric volume with simple geometry that dematerialises its outlines through skilful, original use of materials, light and transparencies to create a minimal architecture particularly devoid of identifying signs.

Kengo Kuma, Chokkura Plaza, Takanezawa, Japan, 2006

22-10-2007

Kengo Kuma, Chokkura Plaza, Takanezawa, Japan, 2006

Kengo Kuma's Chokkura Plaza is close to Hoshakuji station, two stops after Utsunomiya.

Kengo Kuma. LVMH. Osaka, Japan. 2004

18-10-2007

Kengo Kuma. LVMH. Osaka, Japan. 2004

The building is the Louis Vuiton group's headquarters in Japan, which is why its image needs to have such a high impact on the city's skyline.

Kengo Kuma. Plastic House. Tokyo, Japan. 2002

28-09-2007

Kengo Kuma. Plastic House. Tokyo, Japan. 2002

Kengo Kuma wants to emphasise how dialogue with the chaotic dimension of the contemporary city cannot be resolved with imitation by analogy or mechanical reproduction of the construction, but through use of an ordering principle that may be traced to outlying rural areas and to the historical architecture of the past.

Kengo Kuma. Water/Glass House. Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. 1995

28-09-2007

Kengo Kuma. Water/Glass House. Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. 1995

Bruno Taut spent the years 1934 through 1936 in Japan, leaving behind the admirable "Hyuga" house in which the German architect attempted to recreate his feelings upon seeing the magnificent Katsura Imperial Villa.

Great (Bamboo) Wall House, Kengo Kuma.<br /> Beijing. 2002

05-05-2006

Great (Bamboo) Wall House, Kengo Kuma.
Beijing. 2002

Kengo Kuma's bamboo house in the countryside near Beijing is breathtaking. It manages to express the perfect synthesis between architecture and the land, between human intervention and the work of nature, with rare poetry.

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