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Japanese architects often rely on unique approaches that blend solid mathematical logic that regulates architecture and undefinable ambiguities that reside in nature. You will find unique collisions of seemingly opposing concepts from which unexpected harmony and beauty emerges.

Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – The Great Bamboo Wall

Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials - The Great Bamboo Wall In his book "自然な建築 (Natural Architecture)," Kuma remembers ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: a LAB for materials

Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials Kengo Kuma’s exhibition “くまのもの -- 隈研吾とささやく物質、かたる物質 (a LAB for materials)” is being held ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – Bamboo

Kengo Kuma: A LAB for materials - Bamboo In his book “自然な建築 (Natural Architecture, Iwanami Publishing, 2008),” Kuma remembers how ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: a LAB for materials – Stone

”Stone was not my material of choice for long time because it is heavy, solid and cold,” says Kengo Kuma ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – Wood

Kengo Kuma says that German architect/theorist Gottfried Semper (1803 – 1879) had a very keen eye to recognize that the ...
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Kengo Kuma Eshibition: A LAB for materials – Paper

As an expert on wood, Kengo Kuma demonstrates the unique distinction between wood and paper, a product made from wood ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibithion: A LAB for materials – Chashitsu (tea room)

Kengo Kuma often likens his architecture to clothing. Countering the strong and divisive modern architecture represented by concrete and steel, ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibithion: A LAB for materials – Mushizuka (Mound for Insects)

Architecture is a medium that connects small and fragile human bodies with the vast and overwhelming expanse of nature. But ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: a LAB for materials – The Stone Museum

The story about Kengo Kuma and the Stone Museum is fascinating. In his book “自然な建築 (Natural Architecture)”, he admits that ...
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Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e through the lens of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959) is one of the most prominent architects in modern history, but he was also ...
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Toyo Ito and “Home-for-All” (Minna-no-Ie) – Can People Shape Architecture?

Image above: The Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 Image by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra via CC BY 2.0 Architect ...
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Chapter 3-5: MUJI House – Edit your own life style

In the previous post, we reviewed the Tai-an, a 3.6 square-meters rustic tea hut (chashitsu) designed by Sen no Rikyu ...
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House Vision 2016

House Vision is an exhibition/forum initiated in 2013 by Japanese leading graphic designer Kenya Hara, who is also known for ...
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Tadao Ando: A wild beast that refuses to be tamed

Tadao Ando: A wild beast that refuses to be tamed Top image: The Koshino residence designed by Tadao Ando in ...
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Church of the Light by Tadao Ando

Church of the Light designed by Tadao Ando Tadao Ando's "Endeavor" (Sep 27 -Dec 18, 2017), is a large-scale, special ...
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Shigeru Ban: Watch Company HQ (Swatch & Omega)

Shigeru Ban won the global competition in 2103 to renovate the headquarters of Swatch and Omega in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland - ...
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The Japanese House Chapter 8: Family Critiques

The Japanese House Chapter 8: Family Critiques A house is used to accommodate the smallest social unit: a family. Whereas ...
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The Japanese House Chapter 4: House is a work of art

The Japanese House Chapter 4: House is a work of art “A House is a work of art.” It is ...
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The Japanese House Chapter 5: From closed to open

The Japanese House Chapter 5: From closed to open In Chapter 4: "A House is a work of art," the ...
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The Japanese House Chapter 11: Sensorial

“Sometimes there are spaces that emerge in Japanese houses that can only be referred to as ‘sensorial’.” This is how ...
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The Japanese House Chapter 12: Machiya – houses that shape cities

"Machiya" is a traditional Japanese townhouse often found in busy commercial districts. Whereas machiya already existed in the Middle Ages, ...
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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 – Evolution in the 70s and 80s

This article is part of the report on the exhibition: "The Japanese House - Architecture and Life after 1945," held ...
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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 – 21st century perspectives

This article is part of the report on the exhibition: "The Japanese House - Architecture and Life after 1945," held ...
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Kengo Kuma and Kagurazaka

Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma lives in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. Located in the heart of central Tokyo, Kagurazaka has so far ...
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