Landscape, light, air and water play a fundamental role in his designs. Signature creations of Kengo Kuma tend to be enormous structures of timber, steel and stone, such as the “Victoria & Albert Museum” in the Scottish port city of Dundee. In Vals, he created 23 cosy cocoons at the 7132 House of Architects that are inspired by the perfection of traditional Japanese artisanal carpentry, and that seem to embrace you with their oak panels. He also designed three penthouse suites at the 7132 Hotel with a private dining room. The fully glazed fronts admit the breathtaking view into the interior much in the manner of a painting.