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AV 167-168. Kengo Kuma

Atmospheric Works 2000-2014

Publisher:Arquitectura Viva

ISBN: 978-84-6170-614-3

  • Paperback
  • English, Spanish
  • 208 Pages
  • Jul 8, 2014

In Kengo Kuma’s varied body of work, communion with nature is expressed in the lyrical abstraction of bareness, but also in the tactile palette of materials extracted from the earth. Using these, he creates intangible atmospheres and subtle worlds, linking his output to a certain spirituality that takes aesthetic experience to a higher level of contemplation.

This volume of  AV Monografías examines more than 30 of Kengo Kuma’s most compelling recent works, and groups the individual projects into a progression of materials – from stone and ceramic to metal, glass, wood and bamboo, and finally concluding with fibres. Included are yet to be realised major projects in Spain, China, Italy and Switzerland.

In Kengo Kuma’s varied body of work, communion with nature is expressed in the lyrical abstraction of bareness, but also in the tactile palette of materials extracted from the earth. Using these, he creates intangible atmospheres and subtle worlds, linking his output to a certain spirituality that takes aesthetic experience to a higher level of contemplation.

This volume of  AV Monografías examines more than 30 of Kengo Kuma’s most compelling recent works, and groups the individual projects into a progression of materials – from stone and ceramic to metal, glass, wood and bamboo, and finally concluding with fibres. Included are yet to be realised major projects in Spain, China, Italy and Switzerland.

This issue of AV Monografías features:

The Plenitude of the Void, Luis Fernández-Galiano
Lyrical Atmospheres, Juhani Pallasmaa
Earthquakes and Nature, Kengo Kuma

Stone/Ceramic
Stone Card Castle | Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud

Lotus House, 2003-2005, East Japan
Chokkura Plaza, 2004-2006, Takanezawa (Japan)
Xinjin Zhi Museum, 2008-2011, Chengdu (China)
Jeju Ball, 2009-2012, Jeju (South Korea)

Metal
Chokkura Shelter | Polygonium

Z58, 2003-2006, Shanghai (China)
Kyushu Geibunkan Cultural Center, 2008-2012, Fukuoka (Japan)
Mesh/Earth, 2009-2011, East Japan
Tamagawa Takashimaya, 2010, Tokyo (Japan)

Glass
Villa Water/Glass | Oficinas LVMH Osaka

The Opposite House, 2005-2008, Beijing (China)
Glass/Wood House, 2006-2010, New Canaan (USA)
Tiffany Ginza, 2007-2008, Tokyo (Japan)
FRAC Marseille, 2007-2013, Marseille (France)

Wood
Kyushu Geibunkan (Annex 2) | Sunny Hills Japan

Besançon Art Center, 2007-2012, Besançon (France)
GC Prostho, 2008-2010, Kasugai (Japan)
Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum, 2009-2010, Yusuhara (Japan)
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, 2009-2012, Tokyo (Japan)

Bamboo
Pacific Flora 2004 Main Gate | Nangchang-Nangchang

Great (Bamboo) Wall, 2000-2002, Beijing (China)
Ginzan Onsen Fujiya, 2002-2006, Obanazawa (Japan)
Nezu Museum, 2004-2009, Tokyo (Japan)
Garden Terrace Miyazaki, 2010-2012, Miyazaki (Japan)

Fibers
Casa Umbrella | Hojo-an after 800 years

Takayanagi Community Center, 1998-2000, Takayanagi (Japan)
Plastic House, 2001-2002, East Japan
Community Market Yusuhara, 2009-2010, Yusuhara (Japan)
Memu Meadows, 2009-2011, East Japan

Projects
Granada Performing Arts Center, 2009, Granada (Spain)
Museum at The China Academy of Art, 2009, Hangzhou (China)
Chiva House, 2011, Valencia (Spain)
Shanghai Shipyard, 2012, Shanghai (China)
SUSA Train Station, 2012, Turin (Italy)
Pavilions under one roof, 2013, Lausanne (Switzerland)

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