4. Regional Revitalization

  1. Large bookstores in Japan

  2. Museum Shop

  3. Airports

  4. Luxury cruise ship

  5. Hotels

  6. Library

  7. the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japa…

  8. Japan Society

隈研吾 独占インタビュー 『浮世絵からポストコロナまで 建築の在り方を語るー。』


Renowned architect, Kengo Kuma proposes a human scale design by creating architectures that blend in with the surrounding culture and environment.
Through search for new materials, he pursues the ideal form of architecture in the post-industrial society.

隈研吾 プロフィール


Kengo KUMA Profile

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 University Professor and a Professor Emeritus.
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 program 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 has 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.
Kengo Kuma & Associates aims to design architecture which naturally merges with its cultural and environmental surroundings, proposing gentle, human scaled buildings. The office is constantly in search of new materials to replace concrete and steel, and seeks a new approach for architecture in a post-industrial society.


※BSフジ『ブレイク前夜~次世代の芸術家たち~』は放送開始から4年、これまで200名以上の次世代アーティストを紹介してきた番組(毎週火曜日 21:55〜22:00)
※Four years after the broadcast began, BS Fuji’s“Breakzenya” (Tuesdays 21:55〜22:00)introduced more than 200 next-generation artists to date.

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