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Comparative Analysis of Fumihiko Maki's Works according to Japanese Traditions and Concepts

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Gilan University, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (1), Pages 64-71, January,2 (2014)


Referring to traditional architecture and the ways of using its principles in the contemporary architecture is always a main concern in countries possessing a rich architectural background. There are various attitudes toward the way contemporary architecture has been combined with the traditional architecture in different historical periods. It seems that this combination is more felt in the countries whose architecture is combined with traditions and religions of those countries .the reason is that this combination plays an important role in making the identity of countries. During the history, various religions and creeds had been present in Japan. Old traditions and creeds such as Shinto, Buddhism, Confucius, Taoism and so forth were the primary religions of Japan whose foundations dates back to 6ooo years BC up to 7 century AD. The way in which the connection is made with the traditional architecture of countries possessing a rich architectural background has always been a concern. In Japan, because of fusion of religious principles and people’s lives over time, it is necessary for the contemporary architectures in Japan to feel this fusion. The present paper is a case study which studies Fumihiko Maki’s works according to Japanese traditions and concepts via a comparative analysis.


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