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Japan’s modest blockbuster architect.

Kengo Kuma has a one-track mind. He designs architecture. He writes about architecture. He even thinks about architecture while soaking in the bath at his favorite hot spring. “There I can study the relationship between interior and exterior, ” says the designer earnestly. But these days Kuma doesn’t have much time to kick back. His Hans Christian Andersen Museum is underway in Odense, Denmark, his V&A Dundee launched last year and his expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden finished in

  • Words:
    Naomi Pollock
  • Photography:
    Yuji Fukuhara

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  • Words:
    Naomi Pollock
  • Photography:
    Yuji Fukuhara
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