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05 December 2022

Fumihiko Maki

Fumihiko Maki is a legendary giant in architecture, known as Pritzker awarded and one of the architects who designed new World Trade Center buildings in Manhattan. He is still active in his 90s now.

I had a chance to visit Fukui Library he designed 20 years before.

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The library is located in a nice suburban area and has a large green zone. It was nice experience to appreciate the beauty of the modern architecture walking around it. 

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The architecture itself is very modern with quite simple form made of industrial materials like concrete, glass and metal. However the outside coridor is designed as a wood deck faced to the shallow water basin, and this makes the architecture blend into its environment very naturally.

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