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Kengo Kuma: A LAB for Materials

Special Event / Japan
March 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Tokyo Station Gallery
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-005 

With enormous projects inside and outside Japan, world-class architect and ACC alumnus Kengo Kuma (b. 1954) is constantly on the move. This exhibition is a major survey of his projects from the past 30 years, projects underpinned by Kuma's intimate knowledge of Eastern and Western thought, both past and present, and his own innovative concepts, which include ideas on “makeru kenchiku (losing architecture)” and “shizen na kenchiku (natural architecture).” The exhibition focuses in particular on materials, which Kuma has dialoged with extensively through his work. It organizes his architecture, product designs and other achievements not chronologically but rather by the category of primary material, including bamboo, wood, paper, stone and earth, in an attempt to provide an overview of Kuma's work from the standpoint of “things.” 

Grantee: Kuma Kengo

Website: http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/english/archive_201803.html