November 26, 1987 |
Japan's top architects have tasted freedom and found it heady. Now their own masters, they worship no ideologies of past style or futuristic form. "We are free from icons, free from gods," said Kisho Kurokawa, with the jumbled silhouette of Tokyo stretching below his studio windows. "It's a new age, a dynamic situation." Architectural critics and Kurokowa's colleagues agree.
January 29, 1991 |
Building a Museum: The Santa Monica-based architecture firm Morphosis is one of six finalists chosen by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to design a new building and sculpture garden, the museum announced Monday. The other firms are Emilio Ambasz (New York), Tadao Ando (Osaka), Josef Paul Kleihues (Berlin), Fumihiko Maki (Tokyo) and Christian de Portzamparc (Paris). The building will open in 1995.
April 28, 1993 |
Inaugural Season: Multidisciplinary presentations by Bay Area artists along with their international peers will highlight the inaugural 1993-94 season at San Francisco's new Yerba Buena Gardens Center for the Arts.
January 29, 1989
Architects Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico, Fumihiko Maki of Japan, Richard Meier of the United States and Richard Rogers of England will join in a free, full-day symposium, "Architecture/Shaping the Future," on Saturday at UC San Diego, starting at 9 a.m. The symposium will celebrate the founding of the University's new School of Architecture. Meier has been commissioned to design the Getty Art Center in Los Angeles and Legorreta the International Student Center at UCLA.
May 8, 2006 |
The creator of the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Japanese winner of a prestigious architectural award will design the next two office towers to be built at the World Trade Center site. Lord Richard Rogers, a British architect known for the Pompidou Centre and the Millennium Dome in England, and Fumihiko Maki, a Pritzker Prize winner who is designing a temporary United Nations headquarters, will create the two towers at the 16-acre trade center site.
December 20, 2013 |
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: 1) "Building Seagram. " Phyllis Lambert's book on the great Mies tower is a rare attempt to blend memoir with rigorous architectural history. 2) Citi Bike. Among other benefits, New York's bike-share system is great for 2-wheeled architecture tours. Too bad L.A.'s is stalled. 3) Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan. A zoning blueprint without parking requirements?