Kengo Kuma, Principal, Kengo Kuma & Associates
Please note: This lecture takes place in Wheeler Auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus. Both Wheeler Hall and Wurster Hall are open today and fully operational.
Kengo Kuma's architecture draws on ancient Japanese traditions as well as today's international and innovative technologies. His use of materials might include paper and straw in small countryside villages, or experimental silicon skins in the city. Either way, it is important to him that his architecture be sensual, delighting the eye and inviting our touch. All of this may be out of step with what most architects are doing today, but perhaps that is exactly what makes Kuma such an exciting architect.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, UC Berkeley, and MUJI, and is part of the Fall 2013 Lecture Series at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. For other lectures in the series, see: http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/lecture-series/.