​Kengo Kuma

architect. Born in Kanagawa prefecture. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo in 1959. Completed the doctoral course at the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo in 1964. In the same year, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Toyo University. In 1967, based on the social situation at that time, he published a book "What is possible in architecture" that pursued the possibilities of architecture with a detailed theoretical system, and attracted widespread attention not only in the architectural world. Here, the "theory of Yuanatai (want enabled)" to "closed a hole (hole) in the space" that envisages the building from the point of view has been deployed in the detailed form. Works that embody this "theory of perforated bodies" include Ito's residence (1967) and Keisho Kindergarten (1968, Tokyo), which are the actual virgin works of Hara. In 1969, he was an assistant professor at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo. Since 1970, started design activities in collaboration with Atelier Phi Building Research Institute. In 1982, he was a professor at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo.

In 1997 (Heisei 9), retired from the University of Tokyo. In the same year, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo. [Yasuhiro Minami]

"What is possible in architecture" (1967)

"Space <From Function to Aspect>" (1987)

"Buried a city in a dwelling-discovery of words" (1990)

"Teaching of the Village 100" (1998, Shokokusha)

"Journey to the Village" (Iwanami Shinsho)

"Dwelling Set Theory" 1-5 (1973-1979) "

"Reflexive dwelling" Hiroshi Hara's residence 

A work 20 years ago. It is a house with a symmetrical shape. Around this time, I was building a series of homes called reflective dwellings. My house has a north-south axis, and light actually comes in along that axis. Then, the symmetry is broken by the light and the shadow. I planned it in the form of a phenomenon in which the symmetry collapses in one day. Therefore, the axis of symmetry is aligned with the light once a day. We planned the room so that the change in the temporal state matches the original symmetry plan, and the light and shadow have the moment when the symmetry matches perfectly. Light actually comes in from the top light through it, called the second roof. At night, that part is illuminated, but the room where people happen to be is the entire lighting, and the surrounding rooms are accidentally illuminated. And that creates the state of the entire living room. In the summer, the garden is covered with leaves for natural air conditioning, and in the winter, the leaves fall and the sun shines.

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