November 04, 2018

Beautiful Canberra afternoon on the Aspen Island.  We are meeting here a world renowned contemporary Japanese architect and designer Kengo Kuma.  He came to visit Canberra as part of the Design Canberra Festival for less than a day to see the outcome of a project he made in collaboration with the Tokyo University, University of Canberra and the Craft ACT.

Coming over straight from the airport,  the famous architect seemed to be very pleased in what he saw: ‘Look how it perfectly flows in line with the surroundings…’    Titled Namako, the Japanese word for sea cucumber, Kuma’s design references that unique animal’s softness, transparency and form. Composed of a mesh of bio-acrylic rods and zip-ties wrapped around a steel-rod frame, the design continues Kuma’s exploration of different types of weaving, both in the literal and conceptual sense.

Kengo Kuma is known for many architectural projects around the world and he is currently working on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium design

For more information regarding the Design Canberra Festival please look here: https://designcanberrafestival.com.au/events/