Quote of the Day: Architecture Is Like Sushi


Bamboo House by Kengo Kuma

Architect Kengo Kuma lecturing at the Royal Academy of Arts, being critical of Frank Gehry, mass production and industrialization of architecture:

'Sushi is a good metaphor for my architecture. The importance in sushi is to choose the best material from the place, in season.

'If the journey of the ingredients is too long, the taste of the sushi is compromised. That is a problem that can't be solved by modern technology, and that programme of using local material in season is the secret of good taste, and the secret of my style.' ::Architects' Journal

Tags: Architects | Japan