Fumihiko Maki


Fumihiko Maki studied architecture under Kenzo Tange at University of Tokyo before going on to study at Harvard University. His body of work includes: the Osaka Prefectural Sports Center; Spiral Building and Makuhari Messe in Tokyo; Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Republic Polytechnic in Singapore; MIT Media Lab extension in Massachusetts; Tower 4 at the World Trade Center in New York; Aga Khan Museum in Toronto; and a design museum in Shenzen. In Oita, Maki has created the Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium and Nakatsu Obata Memorial Library, which are both in Nakatsu. Maki has received amongst other awards for his work the Pritzker Prize and AIA Gold Medal.

Japan, Oita, Nakatsu, Aihara, 3032-16 風の丘葬斎場

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A leading exponent of modern Japanese architecture since the mid-20th Century.

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