BIOgrApHy Fumihiko Maki was born in Tokyo in 1928. He studied at the University of Tokyo, at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He worked for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in New York and for Sert Jackson and Associates in Cambridge he spent several years teaching and working independently. In 1965 he established Maki and Associates in Tokyo.
MAKI’s prOFessIOnAl AFFIlIAtIOns Registered Architect, Japan Registered Architect, Germany Member, Japan Institute of Architects Honorary Fellow, American Institute of Architects Honorary Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects Honorary Fellow, Czech Institute of Architects Honorary Fellow, Mexican Institute of Architects Honorary Fellow, Bund Deutscher Architekten Honorary Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences Honorary Fellow, Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea Honorary Fellow, French Academy of Architecture
Maki’s Teaching and Research 1956-58 Assistant Professor, Washington University. 1958-60 Graham Foundation Fellow 1960-62 Associate Professor, Washington University 1962-65 Associate Professor, GSD Harvard University 1965-85 Visiting Critic, Universities in United States and Europe. 1979-89 Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Tokyo.
MAKI’S PHILOSOPHY Maki chooses to work on public buildings that are on at large scale, because of this his structures seem to be complicating only for the fact that he add so many things. He plays off of this idea of space and people and incorporates into his design. He examines carefully how people interact in spaces and works with the site to produce buildings that seem to either use curvilinear forms to spread across the land or use modules of cubes to build up. He also uses dynamic roofs that project in different directions to contrast his simplistic facades. A recurring aspect in Fumihiko Makis designs is his masterful use of light
Maki’s Major Projects 1985 - SPIRAL , Tokyo 1986 - National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto 1989 - TEPIA Science Pavilion, Tokyo 1989 - Makuhari Messe, Chiba 1990 - Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo 1991 - 94 Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Kanagawa 1993 - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, USA 1994 - Isar Buro Park, Germany 1996 - Kirishima International Concert Hall, Kagoshima 1996 –Kaze -no-Oka Crematorium, Oita 1996 - Fukuoka University Helios Plaza, Fukuoka 1997 - Natori Performing Arts Center, Miyagi 1997 - Makuhari Messe II North Hall, Chiba
1998 - Hillside West, Tokyo. 1999 - Toyama International Conference Center, Toyama. 2000 - Fukushima Gender Equality Center, Fukushima. 2003 - Fukui Prefectural Library and Archives, Fukui. 2003 - Toki Messe / Niigata Convention Center, Niigata. 2003 - TV Asahi Headquarters, Tokyo. 2003 - Yokohama I Land Tower, Kanagawa. 2004 - Tokyo University Law / Political Science Learning Center, Tokyo. 2004 - National Language Research Institute, Tokyo. 2005 - Shimane Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore, Shimane. 2006 - Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. 2007 - Republic Polytechnic, Singapore.
1985 - SPIRAL , Tokyo 1986 - National Museum of 1989 - TEPIA Science Pavilion, Modern Art, Kyoto Tokyo1989 - Makuhari Messe, 1990 - Tokyo Metropolitan 94 Keio University,Chiba Gymnasium, Tokyo Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Kanagawa
Yerba Buena Center for the 1994 - Isar BOro Park, Germany 1996 - Kirishima InternationalArts, USA Concert Hall, Kagoshima 1996 - Fukuoka University 1997 - Natori Performing Arts 1993 YKK R&D Center Helios Plaza, Fukuoka Center, Miyagi Sumida, Tokyo
1997 - Makuhari Messe II North 1998 - Hillside West, 1999 - Toyama InternationalHall, Chiba Tokyo Conference Center, Toyama. 2000 - Fukushima Gender 2003 - Fukui Prefectural 2003 - Toki Messe / Niigata Equality Center, Fukushima. Library and Archives, Convention Center, Niigata. Fukui.
1969 2003 - TV Asahi Headquarters, -hillside Terrace in TokyO Tokyo. •2002 Rolex Toyocho Building Kouto, Tokyo 2003 - Yokohama I Land Tower, Kanagawa. 2004 The National Institute for Japanese1995 Tokyo Church of Chirst 1969- HILLSIDE Language 1969Shibuya, Tokyo TERRACE IN TOKYO Tachikawa,Tokyo
2006 Shimane Museum of 2006 Washington University in 2007 - Republic Polytechnic,Ancient Izumo Izumoshi , Shimne St. Louis Singapore Missouri, U.S.A.2007 Toyoda Memorial Hall 2007 Mihara Performing Arts Renovation Nagoya, Aichi enter Hiroshima
WORKS UNDER CONSTUCTION2008 The Delegation of The Ismaili Imamat 2008 The University of Pennsylvania Ottawa, Ontario Canada Annenberg Public Policy Center 2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Arts and Sciences Building, USA
MAKI’S UPCOMING PROJECTS2012- Redevelopment of Taipei MainStation Area Taipei, Taiwan 2012 World Trade Center Tower 4 - 150 Greenwich Street New York, U.S.A
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is compound institution which consists of a main arena with a diameter of 120m, a sub arena, a pool, etc Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium was completed in the year 1990. The site area was around 45,800 sq.m The construction area of the structure is 24,100 sq.m The total floor area is 43,971 sq.m.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium The Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium,located across from Sendagaya Stationin Tokyos Shibuya ward, It is a futuristic complex bound toirritate devotees of urban contextualarchitecture. It is one of several public projects thatarchitect Fumihiko Maki has completed invarious locations across Japan. The sports center consists of three buildings;a large arena, a smaller sub-arena and a swimming pool, all of whichare joined by a large stone-paved plaza on two levels.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium The large arena is the dominant structure in the complex as well as the dominant structure in the immediate neighborhood . The building appears to be almost all roof since the walls of the structure rise only a few stories above the height of the plaza. When viewed from above, the roof turns out to be composed of two symmetrical leaf-like shapes leaning against each other within a circle. The intersecting curving surfaces seem to form a surface of unfathomable geometric complexities. The entire surface of the 150-meter-diameter roof is covered with narrow aluminum strips which ensures that some part of the roof will be reflecting the suns rays at almost any time during a sunny day.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium The sub-arena lies to the southwest of the stadium. The main part of its interior lies below ground but its stepped roof protrudes above the plaza.The ziggurat-like structure is covered with blue tiles. Its simple cube-like shapes provide acontrast to the flowing curves of the main arena
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium The indoor pool is housed in a building at the southwest corner of the site. This building is the most conventional looking of the three structures, being a rectangular form capped by a gently curving arch-shaped roof. Its most notable feature is a teflon roof perched atop walls that are concrete below and glass block above, allowing generous amounts of sunlight to flood the interiors. In contrast to the two arenas, where heavy roofs block the entrance of natural light and close-off the interiors from the sky above, the translucent roof of the pool structure seems to open its interior to the heavens above.