By Kengo Kuma, Translated by Alfred Birnbaum with an introduction by Thomas Daniell.
This two-volume set of essays by the Japanese architect Kengo
Kuma offers an overview of his key built works and gives insight into
his ideas about architecture. Until now available only in Japanese, this
edition comprises a lucid theoretical manifesto for humble, sustainable
architecture that is sensitive to materials and to place. Written in
the wake of the 2011 tsunami which devastated parts of northern Japan,
the essays take on a particular poignancy. Each book features a
signature of original drawings produced by Kengo Kuma especially for
this English-language release.