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Kengo Kuma

Author : Botond Bognar,Kengo Kuma
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 210 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2005-04-07
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1568984596

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Kengo Kuma by Botond Bognar,Kengo Kuma Pdf

Bognar describes in detail the work of Kengo Kuma whose designs have been attracting growing international attention. Kuma's work is characterized by simplicity and sensitivity to ecological issues taking account of the site and the materials used.

Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect in Tokyo (My Life as an Architect)

Author : Kengo Kuma
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Page : 122 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2021-02-23
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780500776643

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Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect in Tokyo (My Life as an Architect) by Kengo Kuma Pdf

A personal tour of Tokyo’s architecture, as seen through the eyes of one of the world’s most acclaimed architects who is also designing the primary venue for the Tokyo Olympic games. Tokyo is Japan’s cultural and commercial epicenter, bursting with vibrancy and life. Its buildings, both historical and contemporary, are a direct reflection of its history and its people. Kengo Kuma was only ten years old when he found himself so inspired by Tokyo’s cityscape that he decided to become an architect. Here he tells the story of his career through twenty-five inspirational buildings in the city. Kuma’s passion is evident on every page, as well as his curiosity about construction methods and his wealth of knowledge about buildings around the world, making this a unique commentary on Tokyo’s dynamic architecture. Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect is an intimate and truly inspiring book, revealing the beauty that exists in the world’s everyday spaces.

Craftland Japan

Author : Uwe Röttgen,Katharina Zettl
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2020-05-12
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780500295342

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Craftland Japan by Uwe Röttgen,Katharina Zettl Pdf

A stunning photographic survey of Japan’s most ingenious contemporary artisans. Generations of artisans in Japan have forged and refined their crafts to become the envy of the world. Each of the country’s regions are renowned for specific traditions relating to local materials and the natural world in which they are produced. While tourists and design enthusiasts have long acknowledged the unique history and quality of Japanese craftsmanship, very few crafts have made their way outside the country, preventing many from witnessing the quality of Japanese workmanship for themselves. With the aim of sharing these unseen treasures with the wider world, designers Uwe Röttgen and Katharina Zettl set out to find the finest examples of Japanese craftsmanship, traveling around the country to document the makers, their workshops, and the landscapes that influence them. Craftland Japan is the result of this extraordinary journey into the heart of Japanese culture. Featuring twenty-five expert artisans, Craftland Japan reveals the techniques and materials that are used to produce a wide variety of beautiful objects, from porcelain bowls to indigo-dyed fabrics to paper. This book is a celebration of how Japan’s union of craft, design, materiality, and landscape continue to flourish in contemporary interpretation, however much the world around them has changed.

Kengo Kuma

Author : Kengo Kuma & Associates
Publisher : Artmedia (Acc)
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2021-01-11
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 186470845X

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Kengo Kuma is a globally acclaimed Japanese architect whose prodigious output possesses an inherent respect and value of materials and environment, often creating a harmonious balance between building and landscape. He masterfully engages both architectural experimentation and traditional Japanese design with twenty-first-century technology, resulting in highly advanced yet beautifully simple, gentle, human-scaled buildings. Often ranked among other esteemed architects, such as Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Kazuyo Sejima, or Kenzo Tange, Kuma is always in search of new materials to replace concrete and steel, and seeks a new approach for architecture in a post-industrial society, fusing interior and exterior realms to make spaces that create a calming and tranquil atmosphere. Known for his prolific writing, Kuma is constantly re-engaging with different aspects of the architectural discipline, whether it be construction or representation in order to give further progress to his ideas. This richly illustrated volume showcases close to forty high-profile works by Kengo Kuma & Associates (based in Tokyo and Paris), focusing on some of his most recognised works, including the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center in Tokyo, the Mont Blanc Base Camp project, the Great Bamboo Wall, as well as progress for the design for Tokyo's main stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games. AUTHOR: Kengo Kuma was born in 1954. Before establishing Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990, he received his Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, where he is currently a professor of architecture. Having been inspired by Kenzo Tange's Yoyogi National Gymnasium, built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Kengo Kuma decided to pursue architecture at a young age, and later entered the Architecture programme at the University of Tokyo, where he studied under Hiroshi Hara and Yoshichika Uchida. During his graduate studies, he made a research trip across the Sahara, exploring various villages and settlements, observing a unique power and beauty. After his time as a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York, he established his office in Tokyo. Since then, Kengo Kuma & Associates have designed architectural works in over twenty countries and received prestigious awards, including the Architectural Institute of Japan Award, the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland), and the International Stone Architecture Award (Italy), among others. SELLING POINTS: * Rich illustrations and informative discussions highlight how Kengo Kuma's architecture naturally merges with its cultural and environmental surroundings, with a close examination of the experimentation and use of natural materials and light, and how the buildings meet with their natural surroundings * Explores in detail up to forty high-profile projects, including work on Tokyo's main stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games, the renovation of the V&A Dundee waterfront museum in Scotland, as well as more human-scaled works, such as a coffee-house featuring origami-like ceilings designed to offer customers a theatrical experience 300 colour images

Small Architecture

Author : Kengo Kuma
Publisher : AA Publications
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1907896511

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Small Architecture by Kengo Kuma Pdf

These books contain two extended essays by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, which together provide an overview of his key built works and a summation of his ideas about architecture developed over the course of his career to date.

Architecture of Defeat

Author : Kengo Kuma
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2019-06-11
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780429751202

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Kengo Kuma, one of Japan’s leading architects, has been combining professional practice and academia for most of his career. In addition to creating many internationally recognized buildings all over the world, he has written extensively about the history and theory of architecture. Like his built work, his writings also reflect his profound personal philosophy. Architecture of Defeat is no exception. Now available in English for the first time, the book explores events and architectural trends in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in both Japan and beyond. It brings together a collection of essays which Kuma wrote after disasters such as the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City on 9/11 and the earthquake and tsunami that obliterated much of the built landscape on Japan’s northern shore in a matter of minutes in 2011. Asking if we have been building in a manner that is too self-confident or arrogant, he examines architecture’s intrinsic—and often problematic—relationship to the powerful forces of contemporary politics, economics, consumerism, and technology, as well as its vital ties to society. Despite the title, Architecture of Defeat is an optimistic and hopeful book. Rather than anticipating the demise of architecture, Kuma envisages a different mode of conceiving architecture: guided and shaped by more modesty and with greater respect for the forces of our natural world. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this is a fascinating insight into the thinking of one of the world’s most influential architects.

Kengo Kuma: Portland Japanese Garden

Author : Botond Bognár,Balázs Bognár
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2019-04-23
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9780847864669

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Kengo Kuma: Portland Japanese Garden by Botond Bognár,Balázs Bognár Pdf

A detailed examination of the beautiful and sensitively realized addition to the famed Portland Japanese Garden by contemporary Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Kengo Kuma: Portland Japanese Garden introduces the star Japanese architect's first public project in the United States. Kuma won the Portland Japanese Garden invitational competition by proposing a design that, while executed with contemporary materials and the latest construction technology, also builds on the principles of traditional architecture and craftsmanship. The resulting group of small buildings superbly blends with its magnificent natural environment and provides an outstanding example of Kuma's artistry of seamlessly connecting nature and architecture as well as past and present without falling into the trap of mimicry or sentimentality. The book includes chapters on the reverence of nature and Japanese culture, on architecture and gardens in Japan, on the architecture of Kengo Kuma beyond the garden, and on craftsmanship and design, as well as on the new buildings and the garden itself, which is widely considered the most beautiful such garden outside Japan.

Material Immaterial

Author : Botond Bognar,Kengo Kuma
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2009-11-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1568988745

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Material Immaterial by Botond Bognar,Kengo Kuma Pdf

Presents more than thirty of the architect's recent works, including high-profile commissions such as the Suntory Museum in Tokyo and the Ondo Civic Center in Kure; the exlusive Lotus House in Zushi; large-scale urban developments in Sanlitun Village South in Beijing, and more.

Kengo Kuma

Author : Botond Bognar,Kengo Kuma
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2005-04-07
Category : Architects
ISBN : 1568984685

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Kengo Kuma by Botond Bognar,Kengo Kuma Pdf

Bognar describes in detail the work of Kengo Kuma whose designs have been attracting growing international attention. Kuma's work is characterized by simplicity and sensitivity to ecological issues taking account of the site and the materials used.

Kengo Kuma

Author : Kengo Kuma
Publisher : Art Stock Books Limited
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 8878380687

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We are dealing with architectural works in which the subtle charm of the forms and the close relationship with nature are combined with great architectural knowledge and perfect functionality.

Kengo Kuma

Author : Luigi Alini,Kengo Kuma
Publisher : Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Page : 247 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2007-10-22
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1904313612

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Kengo Kuma by Luigi Alini,Kengo Kuma Pdf

Since the age of ten, when he first saw the monumental concrete gymnasium designed by Kenzo Tange for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Kengo Kuma (b. 1954) has aspired to create architecture that utilizes materials in an expressive manner. Despite his early fascination with concrete, Kuma has become better known for his unusual handling of glass, wood, and stone in works as diverse as private residences, Buddhist temples, and art museums. With an acute sensitivity to maximizing a building's setting--whether urban or rural--Tange has created such celebrated structures as the Tokyo headquarters of Louis Vuitton, adobe housing for an ancient wooden Buddha, and an observatory that is sunk into a seaside hill like Michael Heizer's Double Negative.

Patterns and Layering

Author : Kengo Kuma
Publisher : Gestalten
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3899554612

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Patterns and Layering is a journey into the activities of Kengo Kuma Research Lab. The book aims to establish the interrelation between patterns and layering within architecture. These two previously detached notions can now be integrated into one methodology mediated by structural concepts. Patterns and Layering is the first book to introduce this new interrelationship, which has the potential to begin a new architectural and design revolution.

Glass/Wood

Author : Erieta Attali
Publisher : Hatje Cantz Verlag
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Architect-designed houses
ISBN : 3775740864

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The acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma (born 1954) and photographer Erieta Attali complement one another perfectly in terms of their artistic statement: both of them focus on the inclusion of the landscape. It is not the architecture as such that plays the primary role but the way in which it communicates with the surrounding world. Details from nature and the intricate connection of interior with exterior space characterize the photographs by Attali. In his unique works, Kuma combines Japanese traditions in architecture with those of modernist architecture. His architecture constitutes a bridge where the individual and nature meet. Kuma became famous in the West for his sensitive extension to a mid-century icon in New Canaan, Connecticut, which this exquisite monograph insightfully discusses and portrays.

Traditional Japanese Architecture

Author : Mira Locher
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2012-04-17
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462906062

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Traditional Japanese Architecture by Mira Locher Pdf

By examining the Japanese history of buildings and building designs from prehistory to modern day, lovers of Japan will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of this island country. Simplicity, sensitivity to the natural environment, and the use of natural materials are the hallmarks of Japanese architecture. The Art of Japanese Architecture provides a broad overview of traditional Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. It begins with a discussion of prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of modern Japanese buildings. Important historical influences and trends—notably the introduction of Buddhist culture from Korea and China, the development of feudalism, and the influence of modern Western styles of building—are all discussed in detail as facets of Japanese design. Through all of these changes, a restrained architectural tradition developed in marked contrast to an exuberant tradition characterized by monumentality and the use of bold colors. The book provides tremendous insights into the dynamic nature of Japanese architecture and how it reflects an underlying diversity within Japanese culture. The book is profusely illustrated with over 370 color photographs, woodblock prints, maps, diagrams, and specially commissioned watercolors.

Anti-object

Author : Kengo Kuma
Publisher : AA Publishing
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Architectural criticism
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124198628

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Anti-object by Kengo Kuma Pdf

"An 'object' is a work of architecture that is expressly cut off from its environment. Objects are not exclusive to any particular architectural style, but objectification has long been central to western architecture. Indeed, it might even be said to be the very strategy by which modernism succeeded in conquering the world. It is all-pervasive because it is consistent with the aim of the prevailing economic system: to transform virtually everything into a commodity.In Anti-Object, Kengo Kuma argues that this mindset prevents us from establishing a healthy relationship with the external world and suggests that an alternative form of architecture is not only desirable but possible as well. His approach is illustrated with a discussion of works by his office in which he has sought, by various tactics, to avoid objectification. The ideas embodied in these diverse projects have much in common with the Japanese tradition, not of 'monuments', but of 'weaker' buildings characterised by their use of natural light and natural materials."--Publisher's website.