Favorite Architects | Interiors by Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma is a Japanese architect. In 1990 he founded his own studion “Kengo Kuma & Associates” . Read more about him on Wikipedia.

Restaurant Sake no Hana
Location: London, UK
Year: 2007 Source


Tea Shop Jugetsudo
Location: Paris, France
Year: 2008
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” I wanted to create a space like a bamboo thicket. In the thicket floats a different kind of air and light from those of our daily lives. At the centre of this unique space, we placed a solid, jointless board of Japanese cypress. Cypress was a special tree in that it was believed to smoothen the things put on it. Our idea was that people could feel the nature of Japan on that board. In the underground lies a stone tearoom. In the stone cave that rests in Paris underground the teas might show another quality.” – Kengo Kuma


Retail Store Lucien Pellat-finet
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Year: 2007
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“…The Frenchman Lucien suggested the concept to be “a Japanese-style gallery” and myself, a Japanese, proposed to express the “softness of cashmere”, the charm of the delicate material. While each context was mixed, the project went on as if weaving a piece of cloth, and it came to fruition where one piece of soft skin rose from the floor, as a brand new atmosphere for lucien pellat-finet. To express a soft cloth, I chose structural plywood, a material generally used for architectural structures. By cutting and bringing down these casual materials carefully in order to draw a curve, and placing them equally from the edge, we created a Japanese-touch luxury space…” – Kengo Kuma
Chinese Restaurant Shato Hanten
Location: Osaka, Japan
Year: 2010
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Starbucks Coffee
Location:  Fukuoka, Japan
Year: 2011
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Retail Store Shang Xia
Location: Hong Kong, China
Year: 2010
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Bama Lohas Café
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Year: 2011
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4 responses

  1. amazing wood designs ,l think there are designs like it in the new civil center in Las Vegas.Thank you for postting the pictures,Best regards. JMS

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    18/05/2012 at 12:41 PMMay

  2. Simply Amazing, I Love Japanese Architecture

    Thanks for sharing Nadia

    DarkJade-

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    18/05/2012 at 12:41 PMMay

    • I am a huge fan of it! 😉 You are welcome!

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      18/05/2012 at 12:41 PMMay

  3. Very nice selection of Kuma’s work. Thanks Nadia

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    17/06/2012 at 12:41 AMJun

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