Architecture as Environment: A Conversation with Kengo Kuma and Toshiko Mori

This webinar addresses seismic shifts in our sense of community and relationship to nature as the Japanese architectural landscape transforms to embrace the synergy created through a trans-disciplinary approach to environment. Explore the contemporary relationships between the built and natural environments with Kengo Kuma, one of the most astute architects of our time, and critically acclaimed scholar and practitioner Toshiko Mori. The Japanese architectural scene is known globally as one of the most robust, dynamic and expressive platforms in the world for practitioners and enthusiasts alike, offering vast diversity and ingenuity grounded in centuries-old craftsmanship and a unique symbiosis with nature. 


  • Kengo Kuma, Architect; University Professor and Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo
  • Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture, Harvard University GSD

Interviewer: Botond Bognar, Edgar A. Tafel Endowed Chair in Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Moderator: Ken Tadashi Oshima, Professor of Architecture, the University of Washington

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Left: Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum ©Takumi Ota; Right: Photo: © Paul Warchol
15 December 2021, 19:00 to 20:15
Online Event
Japan Society
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