Kengo Kuma

10 iconic works of Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma’s design philosophies revolve around reinventing natural materials. His architectural structures aim to recover traditional Japanese buildings by reinterpreting them into modern designs.

Kengo Kuma’s Landmark Student Center

Kengo Kuma and Associates provide a student center at the entrance of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, named Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza. The project is a partially underground structure hidden with wooden bleachers. The reason behind this approach is to preserve views of the campus clock tower that is Tokyo’s oldest building and the landmark of the campus. Indeed, the project aims to serve as the new landmark student center inspired by the clock tower.

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