Dassault Systèmes showcases pollution-absorbing architecture by Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde

Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde are among the architects and designers presenting proposals to tackle air pollution, in this movie Dezeen filmed for Dassault Systèmes. During Milan design week, the 3D software company presented an exhibition called Design in the Age of Experience, which showcased ideas for improving air quality. It featured an audio-visual installation by artist Wesley Goatley

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Kengo Kuma to convert Porto slaughterhouse into cultural centre

Kengo Kuma and OODA have paired up to transform a disused slaughterhouse in Porto into a cultural centre, which will feature art galleries and a library beneath a sweeping ceramic-clad roof. The Matadouro slaughterhouse is situated in the parish of Campanhã and was previously considered as one of the area’s major economic contributors. However since its

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Kengo Kuma to build aquatics centre and harbour bath in Copenhagen

Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates is designing an aquatics centre on Copenhagen’s harbour, featuring indoor pools framed by brick pyramids and outdoor baths that terrace down to meet the sea. Kengo Kuma’s office won a competition to design Water Culture House. It forms part of COBE’s regeneration of Chistriansholm – an artificial landmass also known as Paper Island,

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Kengo Kuma designs Japan’s first Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel chain is opening its first Japanese outpost in Kyoto this winter, in a former telephone exchange building overhauled by Kengo Kuma. Japanese architect Kuma will convert the ShinPuhKan building – originally designed by Tetsuro Yoshida and completed in 1926 – to create suites set around a plant-filled courtyard. It will be the 10th Ace Hotel, joining

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Drone footage shows the V&A Dundee nearing completion

This captioned movie features recent drone footage of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, showing that the Kengo Kuma-designed building is nearly complete.
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Kengo Kuma uses “borrowed scenery” to infuse nature into Suteki House

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has used an ancient East Asian landscaping principle to inform the design of this house outside Portland, Oregon. Kuma designed the concept house for Japanese builder Suteki, which constructed the residence as part of this year’s NW Natural Street of Dreams. The project in the leafy Happy Valley neighbourhood, southeast of

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Kengo Kuma reveals plant-covered Eco-Luxury Hotel for Paris

Plants will spill out between the overlapping wooden blocks that make up the facade of this hotel, which Kengo Kuma & Associates has unveiled for a site on the left bank of Paris’ river Seine. Kengo Kuma’s wanted the design of the Eco-Luxury Hotel to bring an abundance of greenery to the development in the Paris Rive Gauche neighbourhood. In addition to the heavy

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Japan urged to stop using deforestation-linked wood for Kengo Kuma’s Olympic stadium

The Japanese government has been accused of using timber linked to deforestation and human-rights violations to build its Kengo Kuma-designed stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A petition with 140,000 signatures was delivered to Japanese embassies in Switzerland and Germany this week, demanding the government rethink its use of cheap tropical wood. Bilong Oyoi, the former head of a rainforest

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Kengo Kuma unveils stacked wooden box design for Turkish art museum

Kengo Kuma & Associates has revealed plans to create a modern art museum in a former wood market in Turkey, which will be made up of cluster of slatted timber blocks. The Japanese studio led by Kengo Kuma is designing the Odunpazari Modern Art Museum to host a large collection of Turkish modern art in Eskishehr, a university town in the northwest of the

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Kengo Kuma’s major expansion of Portland Japanese Garden opens

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has completed a new complex for an urban garden in Portland, Oregon, that features a central courtyard and buildings topped with pagoda-style, green roofs. The project is the first public commission in America for Kuma, who founded in Tokyo-based practice in 1990. He won the commission through an international competition. The

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Kengo Kuma’s V&A museum takes shape in Dundee

The V&A museum has released a movie and photographs showing how far construction has progressed on its new Kengo Kuma-designed outpost in Dundee. Set to become Scotland’s first design museum, the V&A Museum of Design Dundee is being built on the River Tay. It will be the only UK outpost of the successful London institution. Japanese architect Kengo

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Kengo Kuma installs teahouse on Vancouver roof terrace

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has designed a pavilion for hosting traditional tea ceremonies on the deck of a Vancouver tower, coinciding with an exhibition of his work across the street. Kuma’s teahouse is installed on the 19th floor of Shaw Tower, on the terrace of a show apartment that overlooks both the city’s Downtown district

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Kengo Kuma’s expansion of Portland Japanese Garden set to open in April

Work is nearly complete on a major expansion to an urban Japanese garden in Oregon – the first public commission in America for architect Kengo Kuma. The serene park – which encompasses nine acres (3.6 hectares) on a hill near downtown Portland – is considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.

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“I feel embarrassed by some of my buildings” says Kengo Kuma

With his stadium for the 2020 Olympics now underway in Tokyo, Kengo Kuma has revealed how his design involves Japan’s tsunami-affected regions, how Kenzo Tange inspired his work, and why he now avoids iconic architecture at all costs. Kuma, 62, is among a number of prolific architects working in Japan at the moment, but is particularly well-known for his

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Construction work starts on Kengo Kuma’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium

Building work has begun on Kengo Kuma’s National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – the design that was controversially selected to replace Zaha Hadid’s competition-winning scheme. A ground-breaking ceremony for the latticed timber stadium was held on 11 December 2016. The ¥149 billion (£1.1 billion) structure is expected to complete in three and a half years’ time to host the Tokyo 2020

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Sharply pitched roofs break up the scale of Kengo Kuma’s kindergarten in Saitama

Kengo Kuma & Associates has designed a kindergarten in the Japanese city Saitama with a series of roofs that pitch steeply in opposing directions. The kindergarten, named Aitoku Hoikuen, is located in a residential district of Saitama, around 25 kilometres north of Tokyo, and contains facilities for 150 children. To help visually fragment the scale of

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Muji to test prefab house by letting a competition winner live in it for free

Japanese design brand Muji has revealed the prototype for its latest prefab house, which it will test by having a competition winner move in rent-free for two years (+ movie). Located in the seaside city of Kamakura in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture, the ready-constructed dwelling is named the Window House after the assortment of frameless openings More

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Sou Fujimoto, Kengo Kuma and more propose future houses in House Vision exhibition

Japanese architects including Sou Fujimoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, Kengo Kuma and Shigeru Ban have all designed houses of the future for a Tokyo exhibition (+ movie). House Vision 2016 includes 12 housing prototypes by notable Japanese architects and designers, as well as think tanks for construction and technology companies. All the designers teamed up with big brands to make their vision a reality. Atelier Bow-Wow worked with More

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Kengo Kuma dresses Shanghai tower in pleated aluminium for Soho China

Strips of perforated aluminium give a pleated appearance to the facade of this Shanghai tower designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for property developer Soho China (+ slideshow). Kengo Kuma used pieces of pieces of 18-millimetre-wide aluminium mesh to create the pleats in the facade of Hongkou Soho, which is designed to look like the draping of a More

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Kengo Kuma unveils plans for curved apartment tower in Vancouver

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has revealed plans for his first tall building in North America – a residential tower in Vancouver with a curved silhouette (+ slideshow). Called Alberni by Kuma, the 43-storey apartment building will located in Vancouver’s West End neighborhood. It will sit near the entrance to the 404-hectare Stanley Park, one of More

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Kengo Kuma completes Chinese spa resort with pixellated stonework

The pieces of multi-tonal stone used to construct this spa resort in southwest China by Kengo Kuma give the complex a pixelated appearance (+ slideshow). The 59,000-square-metre Yunfeng Spa Resort, designed by Kengo Kuma and his Tokyo-based firm, terraces down a mountain outside the city of Tengchong in China’s Yunnan Province. The resort is constructed from More

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Kengo Kuma reveals plans for Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled plans for a new Hans Christian Andersen Museum in the Danish city of Odense, which will revolve around the writer’s popular fairy tales (+ slideshow). Kuma’s design for the museum features a series of cylindrical volumes with glass and latticed timber facades, and scooped green roofs. The volumes will also provide a More

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Kengo Kuma anchors Japanese textile showroom to the ground with carbon-fibre threads

Kengo Kuma’s firm has converted a concrete office building into a showroom for a Japanese textile company, and tethered it to the ground with carbon fibres to provide earthquake protection (+ slideshow). The rods are made from thermoplastic carbon-fibre composite, which has a high tensile strength that rivals traditional building materials like steel and iron, and could help to More

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Sogokagu furniture showroom by Kengo Kuma features wavy translucent walls

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has built a showroom and production facility for a Japanese furniture manufacturer, which features both translucent undulating walls and a simple rectangular roof. The second project unveiled this week by Kengo Kuma and Associates, the building was designed for manufacturer Sogokagu, which specialises in products made from moulded urethane – a type of plastic foam. Named Sogokagu Design More

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Kengo Kuma clads “amoeba-shaped” art centre in porous aluminium panels

Kengo Kuma and Associates has built an art centre with an intricate aluminium-moulded facade at a former cotton mill in China, which has been converted into a shop and office complex (+ slideshow). Kengo Kuma’s Japan-based firm converted the entire 10,440-square-metre mill to create the new retail, office and art centre called Wuxi Vanke, which is located near Taihu Lake on the outskirts More

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It will be a challenge to surpass Zaha Hadid’s achievement, says Kengo Kuma

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has paid tribute to Zaha Hadid, who died suddenly yesterday, just months after the pair were at loggerheads over the controversial Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium design. “Dame Zaha Hadid was a great architect who led the world of contemporary architecture after the era of Postmodernism,” Kuma told Dezeen today. “She used the More

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Kengo Kuma reveals plans for curving timber-wrapped tower in Sydney’s Darling Harbour

Kengo Kuma has revealed plans for his first building in Australia, a cylindrical civic centre by Sydney’s Darling Harbour that will feature the Japanese architect’s characteristic timber cladding (+ movie). Ribbons of light-coloured wood will wrap the curving building known as The Darling Exchange in an “organic and spontaneous manner” according to Kuma. Its six curving floorplates will be shifted off centre, More

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Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee receives extra £20 million from Scottish government

The Scottish Government has pledged an extra £20 million of funding to the V&A museum outpost in Dundee, a year after costs for the Kengo Kuma-designed building doubled to £80 million. The new deal is part of a £63.8 million financial package for the development of the city’s waterfront, and is hoped to provide the More

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Tokyo university students create “drawn-in-place” architecture using a 3D-printing pen

A group of University of Tokyo students overseen by architect Kengo Kuma have developed a 3D-printing pen that can be used to create complex architectural structures out of plastic sticks. The constructions – described by the team as “large-scale hand-drawn structures” – are formed when a user manually prints out strings of thermoplastic filament, guided by a digital tracking system. The strings More

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Kengo Kuma denies plagiarising Zaha Hadid’s Tokyo stadium design

Kengo Kuma has rubbished claims by Zaha Hadid that his replacement design for her scrapped Tokyo Olympic stadium has “remarkable similarities”. Speaking at a press conference earlier today, the Japanese architect refuted Hadid’s suggestion that his design has a similar shape and layout to her own proposal, which was dropped by the Japan Sports Council in a row More

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Kengo Kuma beats Toyo Ito to win Japan National Stadium competition

Japanese officials have selected a wooden lattice design by Kengo Kuma for the new National Stadium in Tokyo, which will be the centrepiece for the 2020 Olympics. According to local sources, the decision to award the job to Kuma – one of Japan’s leading architects – was announced this morning in a government cabinet meeting. More

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Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito unveil competing bids for Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito have unveiled rival proposals to build the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium, replacing Zaha Hadid’s original competition-winning design (+ slideshow). The Japan Sport Council (JSC) has revealed images of the two designs competing for the Tokyo National Stadium contract, which are by Japanese architects Kuma and Ito. The two schemes were submitted anonymously to a new competition More

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Kengo Kuma installs climbable wooden pavilion in Paris park

Visitors can clamber to the top of this pavilion by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries, which is made up of a complex lattice of identical timber beams. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates for Galerie Phillipe Gravier, the structure is based on small nomadic shelters, and has been assembled using techniques […]

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Cave-shaped and plant-covered museum by Kengo Kuma is dedicated to Filipino history

An artificial ravine will carve through the centre of Kengo Kuma’s Museum of Indigenous Knowledge in the Philippines, which is shaped like a hollowed-out lump of rock (+ slideshow). The 9,000-square-metre museum by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates will be situated in the Philippine capital, Manila. History exhibitions within the Museum of Indigenous Knowledge […]

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Kengo Kuma creates sprawling “village” of folk-art galleries for China Academy of Arts

Thousands of curved tiles cover the gabled rooftops of the new folk-art galleries at the China Academy of Arts, designed by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates to look like a small village (+ slideshow). The Folk Art Museum stands in a former tea plantation on the China Academy of Arts campus in Hangzhou, a city on China’s eastern coast. To help embed the […]

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Kengo Kuma to “fuse nature and architecture” with twisted Rolex tower underway in Dallas

Construction is now underway on a twisted tower designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for Rolex in Dallas, Texas. Billed as the first structure in the US city by a Japanese architect, the nine-storey Rolex Building will create a new office for the Swiss watchmaker in the Uptown neighbourhood, adjacent to another office block built for […]

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Kengo Kuma expansion plan unveiled for Japanese garden in Oregon

Architect Kengo Kuma has designed an expansion scheme for the Portland Japanese Garden that preserves existing gardens while adding new buildings to the verdant site (+ slideshow). The project – which is the Japanese architect’s first public commission in the US – calls for constructing a new “Cultural Village” with several buildings organised around a central courtyard. […]

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Community centre by Kengo Kuma features playrooms with undulating floorboards

Children’s play areas located beneath the zigzag roof of this community centre by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma have been landscaped to form a hilly indoor terrain that can be clambered over or used as slides (+ slideshow). The Towada City Plaza community centre by Kengo Kuma & Associates is situated in Towada, a city in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture. The timber-framed […]

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Kengo Kuma uses a grand staircase to transform a Tokyo warehouse into a shop

A huge staircase interspersed with trees winds up to the entrance of this former Tokyo warehouse that Kengo Kuma and Associates has converted into a lifestyle store and cafe (+ slideshow). Covering an area comparable with the warehouse itself, the timber and steel staircase snakes up from the street to both the lower and upper levels of […]

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Kengo Kuma wins bid to design station for new Paris Metro line

Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates has won a competition to design the Gare Saint-Denis Pleyel, one of three key stations that will be built to serve a new stretch of the Paris Metro. The station by Kengo Kuma & Associates will be located in Saint-Denis, a suburb to the north of Paris, and is one of the main interchanges for an extension to the […]

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Kengo Kuma extends his Garden Terrace Nagasaki hotel with an asymmetric annex

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has added a wooden building with a pointy metal roof to a seaside hotel complex he completed five years ago in Nagasaki, south-west Japan (+ slideshow). The third project on Dezeen this week by Kengo Kuma and Associates, the Royal Terrace building was designed as an extension of the Garden Terrace […]
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Kengo Kuma creates facade of wooden strips for University of Tokyo computing facility

Hundreds of thin wooden strips cover the facade of this university building by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma and Associates, while a cavernous opening at ground level frames a view of a park behind (+ slideshow). Kengo Kuma’s firm designed the structure for the University of Tokyo’s Hongo Campus. Related story: Kengo Kuma’s Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music boasts […]
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Kengo Kuma “surprised” after V&A Dundee costs rise to £80 million

News: the cost to build a new outpost of the V&A museum in Dundee, Scotland, has almost doubled to the sum of £80 million – a figure that architect Kengo Kuma has claimed is “surprisingly high” (+ movie). The original price tag for the new design museum on the city’s harbour was set at £45 million, but Dundee City Council has revealed […]
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