This is a gem of a book for anyone interested in Japan, architecture, or just a good, solid interview! 20 Japanese Architects is the culmination of Roland Hagenberg’s work as an internationally renowned author and filmmaker, who has been lucky enough to delve deep into the lives and souls of twenty of Japan’s most influential modern architects. The book is 308 pages featuring conversations with major forces including Tadao Ando (Pritzker Prize winner), Hiroshi Hara, and Kengo Kuma (LEAF Award winner); available in English and Chinese.
Continue reading to see and hear an excerpt from the book read by art critic and journalist, Edward Gomez.
Roland Hagenberg (left) with Kengo Kuma.