Posts Tagged ‘kengo kuma’

Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden by Kengo Kuma, Portland – Oregon

October 12th, 2017

The largest of the three buildings is the Jordan Schnitzer Japanese arts learning center, which contains a gallery with year-round exhibitions, a multi-purpose classroom, a ‘cultural corner’ showcasing demonstrations and music, a gift shop, and a library that offers resources on Japanese gardening and related arts.

ONE@tokyo hotel by Kengo Kuma, Sumida / Tokyo – Japan

August 1st, 2017

Conceived as an “Art exhibit”, ONE@tokyo is located in Oshiage — an area which combines the historic feeling of the country’s edo era with a lively sense of Tokyo’s modern metropolis. At ground level, Kuma and his team have installed a dynamic lattice of timber planks that refers to the factories found in the region’s downtown district.

Artistic interpretations of Kengo Kuma’s “Tsumiki” triangles

March 14th, 2017

More than a year later, “Tsumiki” celebrates its US launch by hosting an exhibition of small-scale interpretations by New-York based artists Aranda Lasch, Sonia Rentsch, and Nanse Kawashima. As part of the show, Kuma is also presenting his own special art installation using the “Tsumiki” triangles.

Muji pop-up store by Kengo Kuma, Vancouver – Canada

February 4th, 2017

The store installation is made of Canadian white oak, a material that’s also used for the brand’s solid wood tables. Before entering the pop-up store shoppers are encounter a product showcase that’s entilted what is Muji?, and which displays some of the retailer’s iconic products that collectively shed light on its retail philosophy.

Kusa tea set by Kengo Kuma for Georg Jensen

September 19th, 2016

Kuma used bamboo – a traditional material in Asia – to create the stirrer, and hammered silver for the circular tray. A criss-cross latticework of silver covers the oxidised vessels.

Nacrée restaurant by Kengo Kuma, Miyagi – Japan

June 20th, 2016

The feature of this space is flowers arranged in cylinders made of wooden bar and acryl. Our aim to cast the artistic flowers at center was to create obscure and gentle air in the space by using an unconventional element of architecture.

Art gallery by Kengo Kuma, Wuxi – China

March 10th, 2016

The structure itself comprises a number of aluminum cast panels that allow sunlight to gently filter inside the glazed exhibition space. The extension forms am amoeba-shaped footprint, joined to the brickwork of the former mill.

Tsumiki Building Blocks by Kengo Kuma

December 15th, 2015



Kengo Kuma’s Tsumiki building blocks can be arranged to create original sculptures

Pigment store by Kengo Kuma, Tokyo – Japan

December 5th, 2015

Beneath the undulating ceiling, pigments are displayed along the spacious interior walls, grouped according to their color.

Beijing Tea House by Kengo Kuma & Associates, Beijing – China

July 30th, 2015



The studio of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has renovated a historical building right in the heart of Beijing, China, using translucent hollow blocks of polyethylene.

Shang Xia Boutique by Kengo Kuma and Associates, Shanghai – China

May 19th, 2015

Kengo Kuma’s Shang Xia boutique in Shanghai features triaxially folded canopy

Irori Pavilion by Kengo Kuma for Kitchenhouse at Milan Design Week 2015, Milan – Italy

April 22nd, 2015

During Milan Design Week 2015, acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has collaborated with Kitchenhouse to produce ‘Irori’, a contemporary kitchen space that represents a new way of living.

Camper store by Kengo Kuma and Associates, Milan – Italy

February 2nd, 2015

Kengo Kuma delineates Milan Camper store with gridded plywood shelves.

Kayanoya shop by Kengo Kuma, Tokyo – Japan

July 13th, 2014

Koji Buta is a special wooden tray when making Koji for shoyu, and its design is highly functional and sophisticated. We wanted to bring in an impact that these powerful utensils suddenly emerge in the town of Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Gurunavi’s Shun Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma, Osaka – Japan

February 4th, 2014

We piled up pieces of wooden panels to build the interior like topography. Various kinds of food-related items are laid out on this wooden ground. We expected that the chemistry would be just right for eating and the wooden stratum.

Jugetsudo Kabukiza restaurant by Kengo Kuma, Tokyo

July 15th, 2013

The ceiling is folded so that the eave thrust to the garden can be a sequence from inside, connecting the room and the outdoor. The unitized bamboos are either in the diameter of 20mm or 40mm. They are skewered in varied density using bolts and nuts. The multiple layers of these differently-pitched bamboos create a grove to connect the Kabukiza theater and the garden.

Shang Xia store by Kengo Kuma, Beijing

November 26th, 2012

A lattice of extruded aluminium sections evokes images of the brickwork in Beijing’s old neighborhoods at this luxury boutique by Kengo Kuma and Associates.

The Opposite House hotel by Kengo Kuma, Beijing

November 6th, 2012

Once inside the the green facade provides a soft screen for privacy and comfort where the expansive atrium blurs the activities of the hotel. Situated in the center of the space guests can visit a contemporary gallery which features artwork by ten Chinese artist who have interpreted the facade into textile pieces.

Yusuhara Marche market & hotel by Kengo Kuma, Yusuhara – Japan

September 25th, 2012

Yusuhara Machino-eki is a complex of a market selling local products and a small hotel with 15 rooms. Combining the two different functions via atrium, a new core facility was born for the town of 3,900 in the mountains.

Bama Lohas Café by Kengo Kuma, Tokyo

April 24th, 2012

The atmosphere is typical of old Japanese restaurant in Tokyo. Bama Lohas Cafe is designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates. The roof, the insulation of the room and the restaurant’s walls are decorated with wicker.