Urban Talks
Kengo Kuma (JAP)

Combining traditional Japanese principles with a modern approach. This is what characterizes the architecture of Kengo Kuma. Among his notable buildings is the new Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland, with its rock-like façade. And in Japan, for example, he designed the Prostho GC Museum Research Center, inspired by the regular cubic structure of the old Japanese toy Cidori. He is also the author of the new Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, built on the site of the old national sports ground. It features wooden eaves with wood from different parts of Japan, mostly from the area where the tsunami destroyed the forests. Kengo Kuma has also written several publications such as Anti-Object, Natural Architecture and Small Architecture.


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