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Kengo Kuma: Selected Works Paperback – 1 Aug 2004

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good works, OK book 7 Oct. 2005
By DLIN - Published on Amazon.com
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Kuma always seek to experiment w/ new materails, and the subsequent construction and detailing in his projects are quite unusual and interesting. The formulation of new material and its tectonic, unlike that of Herzog & de Meuron, has systematically addressed the issues of 'Transparency' and 'Dematerialization', in a clearly Japanese fashion, and I can't help but recall Mies's (unfinished) pursuit of same concept, although the latter eventually became reconciled by resolution of structural system, which is almost philosophical, a polar opposite to the 'phenomenal' Barcelona Pavilion project.

Anyway, enough of arch history sentiment . I'm kinda disppointed in the editing of this book. Instead of focusing on the best ones, this book assigns about same numbers of pages to every work, including the mundane, mediocre one. [...].
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5.0 out of 5 stars he is the awesomest 11 May 2009
By the color yellow - Published on Amazon.com
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Yes, he is. I got some major cred with my nerdy architect boyfriend when I brought home this bad boy. Kuma is just starting to get his name mentioned in design mags and books. I hope he becomes more famous than his compatriot and fellow bamboo-builder Shigeru Ban (although his philosophy is a bit different). Good to keep on hand for design or art inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Architecture and Nature 1 Oct. 2005
By Apisith Permpaisarnsakul - Published on Amazon.com
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Kengo Kuma can reflected the nature by using architecture spaces and elements. And also combined architecture with context very well. Kengo Kuma's Details came out the idea of nature. In my opinion his selected work most of that tell us how to bring and combine the nature with architecture very well.
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