CAMPER STORE PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA
This Camper shop in Barcelona faces the Plaza Catalonia. In this project, they renewed the space with vaulted ceramic plates which were used as the form-work of floor slabs. This was a revolutionary method of construction developed in Catalonia as previously, floors had been supported by wooden...
ARCHIVES ANTONI CLAVÉ
The Clave Archive is private museum housing the works of Antoni Clave (1913-2005), an artist representing 20th century Spanish art. Inspired by the powerful texture of Clave’s work, including oil painting and collage, we decided to spread washi over sheets of expanded aluminum mesh, generating a...
YUNFENG SPA RESORT
The 59,000-square-metre Yunfeng Spa Resort, designed by Kengo Kuma and his Tokyo-based firm, terraces down a mountain outside the city of Tengchong in China's Yunnan Province. The resort is constructed from varieties of locally quarried stone, which are fitted together like a mosaic to form the...
KENGO KUMA AND ASSOCIATES
Kengo Kuma was born in Kanagawa, japan in 1954. He graduated from the school of engineering at the university of Tokyo in 1979, and continued his studies in New York in 1985-86, at Columbia University and the Asian Cultural Council. The following year, he founded the ‘spatial design’ studio and, in 1990, ‘Kengo Kuma & associates’; Between 1998 and 1999, he was a professor at the faculty of environmental information at Keio University. Kuma's aim is to ‘recover the tradition of japanese buildings’ and to reinterpret it for the 21st century.