Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Kengo Kuma

Monday night I went and saw a presentation by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the Seattle Central Library. (Space.City has cool lectures like this throughout the year.) Above are some images of his work. He really does some fascinating things and what I especially liked about the projects he shared with us was how focused he was on finding connections between the location and materials. For instance there was a house using rice paper and he ended up going with a guy who plants his own rice to make the paper instead of importing rice from Thailand. He also really tries to keep a sense of lightness, even with materials like stone. Yay, fun!