Born in Yokohama in 1954. Completed the graduate school of architecture, the University of Tokyo. After working as a visiting researcher at Columbia University, he established and has presided over Kengo Kuma and Associates. Currently, Professor at the graduate school, the University of Tokyo (architecture).
Proposes constructions that open up new relationships between nature, technology and human beings. With every material including Japanese paper, stone, bamboo, soil, plastic and shape memory alloy, he is developing original works that can not fit in the frame of common sense.
Kengo Kuma and Associates