Kengo Kuma

隈 研吾

Kuma is a master architect, a title reserved for very few in the world and earned with an extraordinary portfolio of outstanding projects of all sizes, in Japan and now across the globe. Kuma’s sensitivity and ability to respect the past and present inhabitants of a place, as well as its natural context, is what sets his work apart from many global architects. His desire to understand natural forces and systems, and our relationship as humans to these forces, gives his work longevity beyond the fashion of this day.

"Excellence in architecture is the result of a modest attitude toward the times, and such an attitude enables a building to transcend the times and survive."
— Kengo Kuma

"With any scale, I always start with the details. I think about the materials and the members; how the characteristics of the constituents could aggregate to create a whole."
— Kengo Kuma

My motivation is always to engage in a new kind of project in a new setting. I want to deepen my understanding of different cultures, and I want to offer some inspiration through my design.
— Kengo Kuma


Vancouver Pop Up Store
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Jan 27 — Feb 28, 2017

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Architecture By Kengo Kuma.

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