Kengo Kuma has a one-track mind. He designs architecture. He writes about architecture. He even thinks about architecture while soaking in the bath at his favorite hot spring. “There I can study the relationship between interior and exterior, ” says the designer earnestly. But these days Kuma doesn’t have much time to kick back. His Hans Christian Andersen Museum is underway in Odense, Denmark, his V&A Dundee launched last year and his expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden finished in This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions. Design Issue 19 A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo With her own firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect is transforming Mexico City, one artful building at a time. Design Issue 19 In Anxious Anticipation The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains. Design Issue 18 Happiness by Design Think more like designers: The strategies employed to create a perfectly proportioned bookshelf can also be used to enhance our personal well-being. Design Issue 18 Sense in Symmetry From radial swirls to mirror images, the natural world often shows that there’s beauty in balance. Design Issue 18 The Nature of Desirability The head of Harvard’s Desirability Lab examines what consumers like and why so designers can create products that hit the sweet spot.