For Milan Design Week 2013, Kengo Kuma brought his trademark style of transparency and lightness to the city center. In “Naturescape for Urban Stories,” Kuma envisions a natural space set within the bustling metropolis of Milan. Suspended between sculpture and architecture, Kuma’s installation reinterprets the traditional Japanese garden as a series of sinuous, organic spaces comprised of pietra serena stone, bamboo, water and gravel. Click through to see more!
“A single folded plane serves as a continuous structure and envelope between natural and artificial, where floors, walls and ceilings form a unit, develops a housing program, with high space utilization, ventilated, illuminated and free of distracting elements that seek to create a moment of comfort and tranquility in the user, with each space integrating nature through their doors, windows, wherein the cover as the final element of the plane that cast a shadow in the house and essential part of its function of covering the outside stairs, makes its own proportions and becomes a sculptural element.” Read More!