would be to rebuild downtown Tokyo, the past Tokyo, to rebuild it with the streets, trees, all on a human scale.Above and below, Extend to Forest.
says that in his practice they always bring samples of the material they work with into the studio to think with:
We always bring the material ourselves to the studio. Of course we use computers for design, but we always have the material itself in the studio. The conversation about the material can give many hints to our design. . . . The secret to my design is that from the beginning of our design process, I'm thinking about what is the material for the building, what is the finish of the building.Below, pictures of my favorite Kuma house, PC Gardens, a windmill or cross plan house on a cliff by the sea, built of precast concrete slabs covered with wood veneer. The fusion of Zen and glass-paneled modernism seem perfect.