Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma received his Master Degree in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, where he is currently a Professor of Architecture and where, since 2009, he heads the research Laboratory Kuma Lab, whose research topics include comprehensive surveys of architectural, urban, community, landscape, and product design. After a period at Columbia University in New York as a Visiting Scholar, he established his office in Tokyo 1990. 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, and the International Stone Architecture Award.

Among the several designs of the office: the Victoria&Albert Museum in Dundee (Scotland, United Kingdom, to be open to the public in September 2018); Comico Art House in Yufuin (Japan, 2018); the Great (Bamboo) Wall House in Beijing (China, 2002); the expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden (United States, 2017).


Selected bibliography


Alini, Luigi. Kengo Kuma. Works and projects. Milano: Electa, 2006.


"Kengo Kuma. Atmospheric Works 2000-2014". Arquitectura Viva 167-168 (2014).


"China Academy of Arts, Folk Art Museum, Hangzhou, Cina". Casabella 858 (2016): 60-67.