2013/ Architect Kengo Kuma at UCLA


Monday, September 30, 2013

Lecture: 6:30 pm
Reception: 5:45pm

Perloff Hall, Decafe,
UCLA Campus

Kengo Kuma 
Principal, Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tokyo

Kuma is the principal at Kengo Kuma & Associates. With offices in Tokyo and Paris, Kuma aspires to recover the tradition of Japanese buildings and to reinterpret these traditions for the 21st century.

Kuma states “creating architecture is like a cloud, from natural materials disassembled into particles.”

Recent works include FRAC Marseilles, Besançon Art Center, Kabuki Theatre, Nagaoka City Hall, Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center, Nezu Museum and Suntory Museum.

New projects are underway both in Japan and abroad.

His latest writings, Chisana Kenchiku (Iwanami Shoten, 2013) and Kenchikuka Hashiru (Shinchosha, 2013) among many others, are being published outside Japan.  

Kengo Kuma is a Professor at the University of Tokyo.

This lecture is organized in conjunction with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. 

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