Small Architecture / Nature Architecture

Kengo Kuma

Translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Introduction by Thomas Daniell


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This two-volume set of essays by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma offers an overview of his key built works and gives insight into his ideas about architecture.

Contemporary Architecture, Essay / Literature
Until now available only in Japanese, this edition comprises a lucid theoretical manifesto for humble, sustainable architecture that is sensitive to materials and to place. Written in the wake of the 2011 tsunami which devastated parts of northern Japan, the essays take on a particular poignancy. Each book features a signature of original drawings produced by Kengo Kuma especially for this English-language release.

Kengo Kuma is a Japanese architect and professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo.


96 + 96pags. (2 vols.)

192 pages
Paperback in slipcase, 10.5x17 cm
AA Publications, 1st edition 2015
ISBN 9781907896514