Japan, Born 1928
Visionary architect Fumihiko Maki is dedicated to creating innovative buildings that meet human needs, while capturing the spirit of time and place.
During more than three decades as principal of Maki & Associates, the former architecture professor has been responsible for a range of international projects reflecting modernist influences and a fusion of Asian and Western cultures, a result of Maki’s years of studying and working in Japan and abroad.
Emblematic of this style is Tokyo’s Hillside Terrace Apartments and Hillside West project, considered one of the greatest architectural achievements of post-war Japan. For this building complex and other structures, Maki was awarded the coveted Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale Award for the development of international arts and culture.
Published in 2002