©Masaya Yoshimura

Japan 202021_21 Design Sight Exhibition “Secret Source of Inspiration: Designers’ Hidden Sketches and Mockups”


Tokyo, Japan

At the exhibition “Secret Source of Inspiration”, we presented our design process through two projects, using a series of study models and mockups. The first, Takanawa Gateway station, where we thoroughly studied the technique of “folding” in architecture, resulted in the second, a fabric which we developed in collaboration with Dassault Systemes. We wanted to emphasize that each project in our practice is related to the next and does not function as a complete work, but rather, the projects signify our chain of thoughts; an evolution.

The backdrop of the display uses Kuma’s own manuscripts for his books, and sketches of the models for the two projects above (Takanawa and Breath /ng).

Project team: Kazuhiko Miyazawa, Tomochika Miki, Shiho Yoo, Go Terasawa


Team Kazuhiko Miyazawa, Tomochika Miki*, Yoo Shiho, Go Terasawa Photography ©︎ Masaya Yoshimura