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The Great (Bamboo) Wall: Architecture by Kengo Kuma

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I love this guesthouse designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Built in Beijing the design was inspired by the Great Wall, a geometric form which merges with the surrounding landscape. In Kengo Kuma’s design this same effect is achieved through the use of bamboo, which both emphasises the house’s modern lines and creates a sense of harmony with the outside world.

You can see Kengo Kuma’s website here to see his many other designs, as well as floor plans and architectual sketches.

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  1. Posted on December 17, 2009 by kseverny

    this is beautifully designed

  2. Posted on January 10, 2010 by rulett

    Hey, ok, I get it, I guess – but does this really work?

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