Entrevista a Kengo Kuma
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In this interview, Kengo Kuma talks about his beginnings,his interests and his professional practice. Highlighting theworks of Bruno Taut and Frank Lloyd Wright as a bridgebetween modernism and traditional Japanese architecture,Kuma expresses his interest in the value of tradition withinthe contemporary scene. The influence of Ukiyo-e paintingsand the conception of architecture as part of the garden alsorepresent a strong background for his work, which focuseson the idea of lightness in seek for warmth and livability.Light and nature, time and movement, technology andmatter, research and teaching, they all appear as key conceptsin his architectural thinking. Aiming to connect art,philosophy and construction, Kuma advocates for the necessityto communicate ideas by means of materials. Today,architects need to assume their role as leaders of anew revolution.
Entrevista realizada por el equipo de redacción (AP, LA)
CitationKuma, Kengo. Entrevista a Kengo Kuma. "Palimpsesto", Març 2013, núm. 07, p. 2-4.