“Under One Roof” Kengo Kuma’s new building for the EPFL Campus

Kuma’s signature-style roof joins together the different programs hosted by the building, which was built by the Japanese architect in collaboration with Swiss office Holzer Kobler Architekturen.


Kengo Kuma and Associates "Under One Roof" EPFSL Campus building © Photo: Michel Denancé

Kengo Kuma and Associates “Under One Roof” EPFSL Campus building © Photo: Michel Denancé


Back in 2012, Kengo Kuma and Associates, together with Holzer Kobler Architekturen, won the architectural design competition to develop Cosandey Square at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. The project was named “Under One Roof“, in reference to a Japanese saying that regards many different peoples collaborating.

The building has been recently opened to the public after four year’s work. The Arts & Sciences space designed by KKAA is joined to a exhibition pavilion via a single, long roof that connects all the programs together. (more…)

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” at Galerie Architektury Brno

The exhibition presents fifteen of the Japanese architect’s recent projects in Europe, focusing on his sensitive approach to the combination of modern technologies with traditional Japanese building materials.


Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota


The exhibition, named “Woven” will be open from October 6 to November 20 at Galerie Architektury Brno. On display will be many panels and studio models of over 15 recent projects from Kuma’s office (such as the new FRAC Marseille, an educational and sports complex in Paris, a Centre for Performing Arts in Granada or a exhibition centre in Chartes).


“Woven” Jaroslav Fragner Gallery presents the latest works by Kengo Kuma & Associates

The exhibition, which was opened by Kengo Kuma himself, shows the architect’s approach to architecture: weaving together traditional Japanese building materials and modern technologies.


Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota


On Wednesday, October 5, one of the most notable contemporary architects visited Prague — Kengo Kuma, the Japanese architect whose design for Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium was finally chosen for Tokyo 2020, delivered a lecture at Bethlehem Chapel and also participate in the opening of a monographic exhibition on his works at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. (more…)