About the Author
Fumihiko Maki (b.1928)is principal of Maki & Associates in Tokyo and a 1993 recipient of the Pritzker Prize. Major projects have included the National Museum of Art in Kyoto, the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, and the Yerba Buena Gardens Visual Arts Center in San Francisco. Maki's current projects include Tower 4 at the former World Trade Center site (scheduled to open in 2011), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's media lab and the Aga Khan Development Network's Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, Canada. Kenneth Frampton is an internationally respected architectural critic who holds the Ware Professorship at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, New York. He lectures extensively in the US and Europe, and has also written, edited and contributed to numerous publications on contemporary architecture. He is the author of Modern Architecture: A Critical History (1980; revised 1985 and 1992) and Studies in Tectonic Culture (1997). His collected essays Labour, Work and Architecture were published by Phaidon in 2002. Mark Mulligan is a registered architect and a faculty member at the Graduate School of Design. His practice focuses on modern houses in the US and abroad that are sensitively related to their local climate, environment and culture. Mulligan teaches courses in architectural technology, focusing on the relationship between design, detail, and construction, as well as design studios at the GSD. He has written and published articles about contemporary Japanese architecture as well as translating Japanese authors into English. David B. Stewart has taught in Japan as Ministry of Education Foreign Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology since 1975. He was trained as an architectural historian at the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London by the late Professor Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, under whose supervision he earned his Ph.D. Dr. Stewart is widely known in Japan and abroad as an architectural commentator and contributor to a number of specialist publications, as well as for his Making of a Modern Japanese Architecture: from 1868 to the Present (Kodansha International, l987).