Nurturing Dreams

Collected Essays on Architecture and the City
Author: Fumihiko Maki,Mark Mulligan,Eduard F. Sekler
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262311682
Category: Architecture
Page: 292
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Born in Tokyo, educated in Japan and the United States, and principal of an internationally acclaimed architectural practice, celebrated architect Fumihiko Maki brings to his writings on architecture a perspective that is both global and uniquely Japanese. Influenced by post-Bauhaus internationalism, sympathetic to the radical urban architectural vision of Team X, and a participant in the avant-garde movement Metabolism, Maki has been at the forefront of his profession for decades. This collection of essays documents the evolution of architectural modernism and Maki's own fifty-year intellectual journey during a critical period of architectural and urban history. Maki's treatment of his two overarching themes -- the contemporary city and modernist architecture -- demonstrates strong (and sometimes unexpected) linkages between urban theory and architectural practice. Images and commentary on three of Maki's own works demonstrate the connection between his writing and his designs. Moving through the successive waves of modernism, postmodernism, neomodernism, and other isms, these essays reflect how several generations of architectural thought and expression have been resolved within one career.

Fumihiko Maki

an aesthetic of fragmentation
Author: Serge Salat,Françoise Labbé
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 143
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Fumihiko Maki


Author: Maki Fumihiko,David Stewart,Mark Mulligan,Kenneth Frampton
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714849560
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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Fumihiko Maki (b.1928) is one of the most influential architects of the late 20th century, recognized internationally for his thoughtful, subtle and technologically innovative buildings

New public architecture

recent projects by Fumihiko Maki and Arata Isozaki
Author: Fumihiko Maki,Alexandra Munroe,Arata Isozaki,Japan House Gallery,Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architects
Page: 79
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The Architecture of Fumihiko Maki

Space, City, Order, and Making
Author: N.A
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 3764366974
Category: Architecture
Page: 199
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Fumihiko Maki was born in 1928 in Tokyo and is regarded as a doyen of modern Japanese architecture. After completing his first degree at the University of Tokyo he studied at Harvard University and Cranbrook Academy, and worked with SOM and Sert, before going on to open his own office in Tokyo in 1965; a highpoint in his career was surely in 1993 when he was awarded the Pritzker Prize. Maki is one of the founders of Metabolism and continues to lead in the global architectural arena today. His architectural language is defined by meticulous detailing with rational, precise yet strongly plastic forms. Of particular importance to Maki is the complimentary relationship of his designs with the context, notably the city. In this book Jennifer Taylor places Maki's work within the context of modern architecture and the evolving circumstances and perspectives of Japan. Within this framework the author presents a number of selected buildings and projects, including the Yokohama Bayside Tower (2003), Triad (2002), the Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium in Tokyo (1997) and the Church of Christ in Tokyo (1995). In addition she assesses Maki's contribution as a teacher of architecture and as a theoretician. This book is the first comprehensive and critical history on Maki's work.

Novartis Campus - Square 3

Fumihiko Maki
Author: Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783856165017
Category: Architecture
Page: 79
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Square 3 ist das erste der neuen Häuser im Novartis Campus, das nicht an der Fabrikstrasse liegt. Der Bau ist administrativen Aufgaben gewidmet. Der japanische Architekt Fumihiko Maki hat ein weisses, transparentes, abstraktes Volumen geschaffen, das den Auftakt zur weiteren Bebauung der östlichen zum Rhein hin gelegenen Parzellen auf dem Campus bildet.

New Japan Architecture

Recent Works by the World's Leading Architects
Author: Geeta Mehta,Deanna MacDonald
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462908500
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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Featuring dozens of high-quality photographs, schematic designs and insightful commentary this Japanese architecture book is a must-have for architects or collectors. The past five years are widely consider to have been the most innovative period in contemporary Japanese design history. The projects featured in New Japan Architecture were completed during this extraordinarily fertile time. Featuring breathtaking images of modern Japan, this volume presents forty-eight extraordinary projects by forty-two of the world's leading architects, including: Hitoshi Abe Ward Kishi Tadao Ando Chiba Manabu Architects Toyo Ito Kengo Kuma Kazuyo Sejima This architecture book features a wide-range of buildings, some exhibiting the ultimate ideal of the white Zen cube, while others exemplify the search for the new wow factor in iconic design. In many, cutting-edge modernity is counterbalanced by a concern for sustainability—an issue that has motivated many architects to rethink and reintroduce concepts drawn from traditional Japanese architecture. Projects big and small, private and public, residential and commercial are included. Insightful text by two leading experts in the field of Japanese architecture highlights the remarkable aspects of each building and places these developments within the wider context of world architecture. Offering an essential overview of current trends, New Japan Architecture points the way to modern architecture's future.

Maki Fumihiko


Author: 槇文彦,鹿島出版会. SD 編集部
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
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Reconnecting Cultures

The Architecture of Rocco Design
Author: Jessica Niles DeHoff
Publisher: Artifice Incorporated
ISBN: 9781908967008
Category: Architecture
Page: 237
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Reconnecting Cultures considers Rocco Design Architects' approach to the different contexts in which the practice works, by showcasing projects developed both in mainland China and Hong Kong, where different aesthetic and architectural strategies are employed to respond to disparate cultural and physical landscapes. As a Chinese architectural practice based in Hong Kong, where oriental and Western, modern and traditional cultures are merging, Rocco Design's work is grounded in the belief that architecture is the embodiment of culture--embracing and reinterpreting the past, heritage and tradition, as well as addressing modernity--and the requirements of contemporary living, spatial relationships, materials, and the balance between the public and private realms. As such, Rocco Design is sensitive to the cultural context in which the practice works--their architecture is both an expression of form, and an interpretation of the culture at its heart. This beautifully illustrated volume documents major projects such as the Distorted Courtyard House, which responds sensitively to its surrounding topography while remaining striking and provocative in terms of its contemporary architectural devices, the Jiu Jian Tang, Shanghai, and the Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou. At One Peking Road, Rocco Design's use of photovoltaic panels seamlessly integrates sustainability within iconic architecture. Other projects, such as the HKSAR Government Headquarters, Hong Kong, exemplify the practice's creation of significant and recognisable buildings that contribute to the development of 'place' and history. Reconnecting Cultures offers the most substantial exploration of Rocco Design's work to date. Interviews with Rocco as well as contributions from eminent architectural commentators take the reader through the underlying theoretical and aesthetic preoccupations that shape the practice's work and make it resonate within both a Chinese and an increasingly global context.

Evolution of a Retail Streetscape

DP Architects on Orchard Road
Author: Collin Anderson,Kenneth Frampton,Fumihiko Maki
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1864704624
Category: Architecture
Page: 193
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Singapore's Orchard Road sits alongside New York's Fifth Avenue and Paris' Champs Elysees in the pantheon of prestigious retail districts. For more than 40 years, DP Architects has contributed to the development of Orchard Road's architectural typography