Kengo Kuma is perhaps the most renowned Japanese architect currently in practice. His international status has allowed him to attract increasingly notable commissions, carrying his prolific career to ever greater heights. However, the current exhibition of his works, Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials, is not necessarily a platform he uses to boast over his achievements. On the contrary, Kuma takes this opportunity to highlight the humble source of his architectural philosophy of makeru kenchiku, translated as "losing architecture."
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