Inner Space

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Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
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Course outline

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This course is based on Fumihiko Maki’s presentation at Natural Artifice, the 2011 National Architecture Conference.

Architect Fumihiko Maki has written eloquently on the subject of Inner Space: the transferral of nature from the hilltop shrines of the rural village to the innermost recesses of contemporary urban life. The attempt to locate nature within such confines parallels another of Maki’s preoccupations: his quest to provide the experience of solitude within public spaces. Architecture’s power has traditionally resided in shared experiences. In a dense and contested world, perhaps the illusion of solitude is even more powerful.

AACA Competency: Design


Fumihiko Maki: Principal, Maki and Associates

Born in 1928, Fumihiko Maki is Japan’s most venerable architect.
A practitioner for 56 years, he has watched as the fields and rural towns surrounding Tokyo rapidly developed into the world’s most populous metropolis.
Concurrently, Maki has been a key presence in the development of Japanese modernism, postmodernism, and the present architectural era, which is remarkable in its ambition and diversity.
A recipient of the Pritzker Prize, Maki is renowned for his sensitive manipulation of light, his prolific work as an educator, and projects which include Tokyo’s Spiral office building, the solemn Kaze-no-Oka crematorium, and the headquarters of the Aga Khan Foundation.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1.5 hours

    Continuing professional development hours

    1.5 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. 

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Consider the place of nature within the changing nature of the contemporary city
  • Express the role and desire of the individual within collective space
  • Compare Japanese and Australian attitudes to nature

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



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