The work of Kengo Kuma has been known to exhibit strong contemporary properties with lightweight materials that are arranged in a strikingly sculptural way. The architect's latest endeavor completes a civic center that is open to the public in Sydney, Australia -- in Darling Square, to be exact. Dubbed 'The Exchange,' the modern structure is Kengo Kuma's first project on the continent.
The Exchange boasts a continuous spiraling silhouette that is "wrapped in 20,000 meters of light-colored wood." The way it is realized allows passersby to steal small glimpses of what is happening inside the civic center. Kuma chose a "circular geometry" for this building as this shape allows a degree of accessibility. That is, people can observe it from all sides equally.
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