Fumihiko Maki featured in PLANE—SITE’s next Time-Space-Existence video

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/ayy3anmslbddqcz6.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />One of the world&rsquo;s foremost living modernists, AIA Gold Medalist and Pritzker laureate <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4015/fumihiko-maki" rel="nofollow" >Fumihiko Maki</a>'s celebrated career stretches over 60 years.&nbsp;Steering clear of &ldquo;unnecessary forms or textures&rdquo; (as he puts it), his designs are understated integrations of metal, glass and concrete. Like other Japanese architects of his generation, Maki has spent a lifetime unafraid to embrace new technologies while insisting on their humanity.&nbsp;

Four World Trade Center © Tectonic
Aga Khan Museum © Shinkenchiku-sha
Fumihiko Maki was trained under Kenzo Tange at the University of Tokyo, going on to graduate from Harvard GSD and work at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Sert Jackson and Associates. He later returned to Tokyo and started his own firm, Maki and Associates
Spiral © Toshiharu Kitajima
In this new video for the Time-Space-Existence series, Maki discusses the importance in acknowledging human behavior in architecture, the strange shapes of today’s skyscrapers, the influence of his mentor, ...

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