October 2, 2002
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Award-winning architect Kengo Kuma is widely known for his ambitious and non-traditional use of a wide range of materials including wood, stone, paper and earth. Demonstrating an extraordinary sensibility to the elements, he considers himself a media rather than a material designer and aims to make his architecture dissolve in nature. Mr. Kuma discusses his philosophy and approach to architecture, drawing from recent projects, including the Bamboo House in Hyogo Prefecture (2000), for which he used bamboo as both a structural and non-structural element; the Water/Glass Villa in Atami, Shizuoka (1995), for which he received the AIA Benedictus Award; and the Hiroshige Museum in Tochigi Prefecture (2000). With an introduction by Clifford Pearson, Senior Editor, Architectural Record.

Tickets: $10; Japan Society, Architectural League & Material Connexion members $8; students $5.

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2002
  • 6:30 pm