Review: Sensing Spaces

Friday, 04 April 2014 12:50

Six architects have created installations for the main galleries of the Royal Academy. Hana Loftus asks if the results are anything like architecture …

Feature: Reconstructing Japan

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:26

Two years have passed since Japan was hit by a tsunami. Since then, architects and designers have volunteered their skills and expertise to help rebuild communities and make plans for the future.

Cover story: Kengo Kuma

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:30

Despite years of success at home and abroad, Kengo Kuma has resisted the lure of architectural showmanship and devoted his career to the quest for simplicity, combining tradition materials with technical virtuosity.

Icon 116: Japan

Thursday, 10 January 2013 10:59

Icon 116 is devoted to Japan. Nearly two years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the north of the country in March 2011, we revisit the disaster areas where architects and designers, including Toyo Ito’s KISYN group, are now helping to rebuild local communities. On the cover is Kengo Kuma, the master of “deceptive minimalism”, and we also talk to rising stars Takram Design Engineering.

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Xinjin Zhi Museum

Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:47

Kengo Kuma has combined water, clay and light to create a museum in China that reflects the ancient Taoist tradition's affinity with nature.

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum

Monday, 27 February 2012 14:09

Kengo Kuma’s cantilevered timber bridge pays passing tribute to Isozaki and postmodernism but sits comfortably in its traditional rural context.

GC Prostho Museum Research Centre by Kengo Kuma

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 05:17
Craftsmanship, devotion to material and the structure of a children’s toy are the inspirations behind Kengo Kuma’s design for a museum building in central Japan.
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