For Milan Design Week 2013, Kengo Kuma brought his Japanese-inspired trademark style of transparency and lightness from the natural environment to the city center. In “Naturescape for Urban Stories,” Kuma envisions a natural space set within the bustle of the crowded urban area of Milan.
Stonescape by Kengo Kuma. Cascading stone strata formed a series of undulating curves around the room. Pools of water formed at some of the lowest levels, while others contained clusters of bamboo trees planted in gravel.