Located on the 185,000 m2 site of a former ranch in Taikicho, Hokkaido, Même Meadows is a unique research facility for studying design responses to the region’s harsh climate.
Kengo Kuma & Associates
The city of Dundee has always had a very close relation with the Tay river, and thus with its waterfront. The historical evolution of Dundee's harbor has developed in parallel with the city's economical and social changes, continuously changing the relation of the city with the river and the perception of it.
The Opposite House is situated within the large commercial development along the Sanlitun Street in the center of Beijing. The name refers to the guest house which sits on the opposite side of a traditional Chinese courtyard house. It is also a name that suggests a place of contrast.
Hoshakuji Station is located in Takanezawa, in the Tochigi Prefecture, 80 miles north of Tokyo. To connect the east and west sides of the town of Takanezawa, which had been divided by the railroad, Kuma opened the east exit of the station giving access to Chokkura Plaza and Shelter, also designed by Kuma, on the eastern side.
"Our principle for the design of art schools was that the architecture must lift up the students' spirits. Nowadays, we see lots of dry, dispiriting school buildings perhaps because there were requests for the buildings that are easy for maintenance."
"Our idea was to realize within a massive urban architecture an imagery so fragile that it may break if not handled wholeheartedly."