Kengo Kuma: Selected Works by Botond Bognar

By Botond Bognar

Evanescent. confined. airy. those are many of the phrases used to explain the structure of Kengo Kuma, probably the most heralded of a brand new iteration of eastern architects. a up to date article in structure writes of Kuma that "he strives to provide his constructions the traits of a rainbow, composed of shimmering debris, extra phantasm than item, that adjust as you examine them."
Increasingly the point of interest of overseas renown, Kuma's paintings is characterised by means of a fragile simplicity and minimalism, incorporating quite a lot of ephemeral transparencies. Their ineffable vibrancy is accomplished mostly by means of the huge and skillful use of monitors: steel, wood, bamboo, or even stone louvers or slates, in addition to paper, plastic, and glass surfaces or membranes. His use of recent, refined, and effective applied sciences, his sensitivity to web site, and his recognition to the ecological and winning social context of his paintings are all explored in Kengo Kuma: chosen Works, the 1st full-length monograph at the paintings of this huge, immense expertise. incorporated are all of Kuma's latest tasks, together with the Museum of Ando Hiroshige, the Stone Museum, the Horai Onsen tub condo in Atami, Louis Vuitton Tokyo Headquarters, and the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum.
Kengo Kuma: chosen Works is a vital addition to the library of somebody drawn to the simplest modern structure.

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