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Kengo Kuma, Japan : Architecture

KKA: Contemporary Japanese Architect Practice: International Design Studio based in Japan

25 Apr 2016

Kengo Kuma – Latest Designs

Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Odense, Fyn, Denmark
Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates, Architects (KKA) + Cornelius+Vöge + MASU planning
HC Andersen Museum
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Hans Christian Andersen Museum Building
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, in a team with Danish architects Cornelius+Vöge and landscape architects MASU planning, 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.

15 Mar 2016
Darling Exchange Landmark Civic Building in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Landmark civic building Design: KKA
Public square Design: Aspect Studios
Darling Exchange Building Sydney
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Darling Exchange Building Sydney
New landmark civic building and urban square in the heart of the Darling Square Development in Sydney: Sydney’s skyline is set for more cranes and a rooftop bar with the development of the Darling Exchange, in the heart of the $3.4 billion transformation of Darling Harbour.

V&A at Dundee, Scotland, UK
KKA win the V&A Dundee competition. 3 Nov 2010
Lecture in Dundee, 18 Feb 2013

V&A Dundee
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Architects studio shortlisted for a major new building in Scotland: Kengo Kuma : V&A at Dundee

V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be an international centre of design for Scotland – the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London. The first British building by this celebrated Japanese architecture firm, V&A Dundee will be a “new living room for the city.” The galleries will be the “first dedicated home to the story of Scotland’s outstanding design heritage – of the past, present and future.”

Kengo Kuma Lecture 21 May 2011

re V&A at Dundee

‘The Answer is Architecture’

The Answer is Architecture Can a building enhance our relationship with the environment rather than detracting from it? In this exclusive lecture, his first in Scotland, award-winning architect Kengo Kuma will explore the role that architecture has in connecting people to their environment. He will discuss how a well-designed building acts as an operating system for society and can mark a defining moment of civilisation.

Kengo Kuma & Associates – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Kengo Kuma & Associates, alphabetical:

Chokkura Plaza, Takanezawa, Japan
Date built: 2005
Chokkura Plaza
photo : Daici Ano, from the architect 090908

Great Bamboo Wall House, nr Beijing, China
Date built: 2002
Great Bamboo Wall House
photograph : Satoshi Asakawa, from the architect 090908

Inflatable Tea House, Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany
Date built: 2007
Inflatable Tea House
photo : KKA

Kure City Ondo Civic Center, Japan
Date built: 2007
Ondo Civic Center
photograph from the architect 081008
Ondo Civic Center
The site faces the Inland Sea of Japan and has a water conduit within. Its landscape consists of the ridgeline of the mountains and islands faced with the surface of the sea. The building uses traditional plain rectangular tile and hollow semicircular tiles applied to the louvres to stress plasticity.

Museum of Hiroshige Ando, Batou, Japan
Date built: 2000
Museum of Hiroshige Ando
image : Mitsumasa Fujitsuka, from the architect 090908

Nagasaki Art Museum, Japan

Nagasaki Art Museum
photo from BQ

Suntory Museum of Art, Japan
Date built: 2007
Suntory Museum of Art
image : Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Suntory Museum of Art

Water/Glass Villa, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Dates built: 1992-95
Water/Glass Villa
photograph : Mitsumasa Fujitsuka, from the architect 090908
1997 Residential DuPont Benedictus Award

More buildings by Kengo Kuma & Associates online soon

Kengo Kuma & Associates – Projects, no images

Featured Buildings by KKA, alphabetical:

Fukusaki hanging garden – office building, Osaka, Japan
2005

Ginzan Onsen Fujiya, Obanazawa, Japan
2006

Lotus House, Kanagawa, nr Tokyo, Japan
2005

Murai Masanari Art Museum, Tokyo
2006

Yusuhara Town Hall, Yusuhara, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
2007

Zhongtai Lighting – Z58 Office & Showroom, Shanghai, China
2006

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Kengo Kuma & Associates – Practice Information

KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES studio based in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Kengo Kuma Tokyo : Japanese Architects office

Kengo was born 1954 in Kanagawa, Japan

Graduated from University of Tokyo School of Architecture 1979

Graduate Scholarship – Columbia University

Spatial Design Studio founder 1987

Kengo Kuma & Associates founder 1990
Practice: architects office based in Tokyo

Kengo Kuma – Academic Postions

Faculty of Environmental Information
1998-99

Faculty of Science & Technology, Keio University, Tokyo
2001-

Japanese Buildings – major architecture in Japan, focused on contemporary buildings of good quality or featuring innovation.

Kengo Kuma & Associates : Tokyo Architects Studio

Architecture Studios – design offices across the globe

Buildings / photos for the Kengo Kuma Architect – Contemporary Tokyo Architecture Practice: page welcome

Kengo Kuma architect, Tokyo, Japan – page

Website: www.kkaa.co.jp