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Kengo Kuma: Complete Works: Expanded Edition

Kengo Kuma: Complete Works: Expanded Edition

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The comprehensive monograph―now expanded―on one of Japan’s most important living architects.

Since establishing his practice in 1990, Kengo Kuma has brought contemporary vigor to Japan’s already rich modern architectural heritage and developed projects far beyond his native country. Influenced by a period at Columbia University in New York and by the lessons of his mentor, Hiroshi Hara, Kuma has forged his own pared-back language: responsive to local nature and traditional construction, entirely contemporary in its execution, yet rooted in a Japanese sensibility.

The experience of his buildings is hypnotic and highly sensory. Much of this powerful effect is achieved by Kuma’s deft, sometimes dramatic, use of materials. Projects in the past five years alone include two museums in France, landscape projects in Italy, hotels and large- scale retail and commercial projects in China, and numerous projects in Japan, including a kindergarten.

Published to coincide with the opening of Kuma’s new Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland, with the architect’s direct involvement, this volume, expanded to include five new projects, offers unparalleled insight into the mind of one of the great architects of the twenty-first century.


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006 Preface by Kengo Kuma
010 The Anti-objective Architecture of  Kengo Kuma by Kenneth Frampton

026 Water-Glass
028 Water/Glass
040 River/Filter
050 Kitakami Canal Museum
062 Forest/Floor
072 Z58
084 Glass/Wood

090 Wood-Grass-Bamboo
092 Noh Stage in the Forest
104 Great Bamboo Wall
116 Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum
128 Takayanagi Community Centre
140 Ginzan Onsen Bath House
152 Ginzan Onsen Fujiya Ryokan
164 Yusuhara Town Hall
172 Masanari Murai Memorial Museum of Art
184 GC Prostho Museum
196 Yusuhara Marche
208 Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum
220 Komatsu Seiren Fabric Laboratory fa-bo
226 Under One Roof
234 Japan House Sao Paulo

240 Stone-Earth-Ceramic
242 Lotus House
254 Chokkura Plaza
266 Adobe Museum for a Wooden Buddha
276 Museum of Wisdom
288 Paper Snake
300 Ondo Civic Centre
310 Nezu Museum
322 Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud
330 China Academy of Arts Folk Art Museum
336 V&A Dundee

342 Project credits
345 Chronological list of projects
351 Acknowledgments
351 Picture credits

頁  數:352
尺  寸:305*249 mm(Portrait)
語  言:English

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