Articles tagged Kengo Kuma


Our London Design Festival 2019 preview: Outdoor installations

London – From a public living room to an experiment in bamboo and carbon fibre weaving, here are some of our outdoors picks from this year’s London Design Festival.


Can Kengo Kuma translate the essence of Barcelona into a Camper store?

Barcelona – The footwear brand asked the Japanese architect to design its new Barcelona store. The result is a thoughtful homage to the city’s unique design mindset. 


Kengo Kuma provides a sensorial experience in the age of e-commerce

Milan – When a heritage company like Valextra evolves, its stores evolve as well. Case in point: the tactile Kengo Kuma installation at the flagship Milan shop.


Redefining imitation materials, Jorge Penadés restructures leather

Madrid – In Frame 122, we look at surfaces and materials that are not what they seem: from Kengo Kuma’s hardwood veneers to Onno Adriaanse’s foam shelving.


What I’ve Learned: Life stories and lessons from leading creatives

With the launch of Frame's newest book, take a sneak peek into the insights on teaching, sustainability and the future of design from leaders of the industry.


Paul Barbera's new book Where They Create: Japan is out now!

AMSTERDAM – Frame is proud to present its latest title Where They Create: Japan – Creative Studios Shot by Paul Barbera.

Piled or aligned wooden slats create the dominating image of the entire building.

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Centre by Kengo Kuma & Associates

TOKYO – Layers of wooden slats have achieved a sense of balance at a corner structure in Tokyo’s lively Asakusa neighbourhood.

D. Chirico Bakery by March Studio.

Top 10 Bakeries and Cafés

Australia, Japan and Italy are evidently hotspots for mouth-watering bakery design. From croissants in Melbourne to toast in Turin, we take a look at the best café concepts from around the world.

The entire concept is designed to lead people silently around the museum, as if peacefully strolling in a garden.

Xinjin Zhi Museum

XINJIN – The design of a pavilion-like museum in Xinjin, China, reflects the Taoist religion in its materials, concept, use of space and exhibitions.

Kengo Kuma wanted this Tokyo Starbucks to fit in with the traditional Japanese streetscape.

Starbucks Fukuoka

Continuing his fascination with the most rudimentary of building materials – the Kapla-like wooden block – Kengo Kuma has completed what is probably the world’s most idiosyncratic Starbucks in …

The wood is untreated and unworked, meaning it can be easily disassembled and recycled.

Café Kureon

‘It’s building with wood as though it’s masonry,’ says architect Kengo Kuma of his new, Jenga-like café in Toyama, Japan. ‘It’s a unique building method.’

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