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Earthquake-Proof Architecture Materials

Kengo Kuma Seeks Functional Materials for the Future

— September 16, 2019 — Art & Design
The presence of renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the London Design Festival extends to durable architecture materials. He boasts an installation in the V & A's John Madejski Garden. The composition is a twisting and grided. It presents the joining of bamboo and carbon fiber — a junction that Kengo Kuma holds to be "the material of the future."

The entire installation is meant to showcase how a combination of these two fabrications can make for resilient and earthquake-proof architecture. While the wood proves to be lightweight and adaptable, the carbon fiber adds strength to it, rendering it agreeable to perhaps withstand natural disasters.

The joint bamboo and carbon fiber architecture material is made in collaboration with Ejiri Structural Engineers.

Photo Credits: Ed Reeve
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