Fumihiko Maki On The Importance of Conscious Design-Making in Design

Begin to understand the inner workings of Fumihiko Maki‘s architectural mind in PLANE—SITE’s latest short film from their Time-Space-Existence series. Each film focuses on the different principles which drive the practice of famous architects. Maki is known for being experimental with materials and fusing east and west culture. 


4 World Trade Center. Image © Tectonic

4 World Trade Center. Image © Tectonic

The bottom line of Time-Space-Existence is humanity in architecture.
– Fumihiko Maki.

Rather than focus on creating things that have never been seen or done before, Maki notes that his team focuses on human behavior: what users may like or not like. More specifically, Maki discusses the similarity and differences between children’s behavior across cultures and how they can inform design. 


MIT Media Lab. Image © Anton Grassl

MIT Media Lab. Image © Anton Grassl

Once a month leading up to the GAA Foundation’s Time-Space-Existence exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennial in May 2018, PLANE—SITE publishes a short video interview with a prominent architect. See the following links for previous episodes featuring Kengo KumaTatiana Bilbao, Arata Isozaki, and Richard Meier.

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The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Image © Shinkenchiku Sha

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Image © Shinkenchiku Sha

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