Kengo Kuma




Kengo Kuma has been a Professor of Architecture at the University of Tokyo’s Department of Architecture since 2009, where he completed a master’s course in architecture in 1979. He established Spatial Design Studio in 1987, Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990, and the Europe branch of his office in Paris in 2008. Prof. Kuma is an Architecte DESA, Architecte inscrit au Tableau de l’ Ordre des Architectes, International Fellow for the Royal Institute of British Architects, Honorary Fellow for the American Institute of Architects, and has received his Ph.D from Keio University. He has previously taught at Columbia University, Keio University, and the University of Illinois.

In Professor Kuma’s position at the University of Tokyo, he explores the relationship between practice and education. His awards include the AIA DuPONT Benedictus Award, the Togo Murano Award, the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award, the Energy Performance + Architecture Award, the Decoration Officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Mainichi Art Award, the MEXT Art Encouragement Prize, the Japan Information-Cultuology Society Award, and the 6th ASIAGRAPH Award.

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Learn the history, ideas and concepts behind contemporary Japanese architecture through four architectural facets and five generations of architects. This series will explore four facets of contemporary Japanese architecture; theory, technology, city, and humans. It will also span five generations of architects since Kenzo Tange. Through lectures by instructors and discussions with the most influential Japanese architects, the course will trace the development of contemporary Japanese architecture and will consider its future direction.

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