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On Tuesday night in New York City, Sakamoto, founder of the forest conservation organization More Trees, and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma launched their sustainable cedar building blocks, Tsumiki. Designed as a V-shape with notched ends, the purpose of the unique blocks is to “touch tangible things, especially wood, to get the right balance between the virtual, digital and real world,” Sakamoto told Vogue. Local artists, designers and architects, including design studio Aranda\Lasch, artists Nanse Kawashima and Sonia Renstch, and Kuma erected four structures using the building blocks that will be on display at BDDW’s Soho showroom. Read more about their interpretations at Vogue.

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