Maki Fumihiko's Tepia Science Center
Pritzker award-winning architect Maki Fumihiko is one of Japan’s exceptional architects.
The Tepia Science Center, built in Tokyo’s Aoyama district in 1989, consists of exhibition and conference halls that were built to promote scientific and technological advancement. The building exhibits a high level of construction technology. The craftsmanship is also exceptional. Though considered modernist, the semi-circular glass block wall and delicate surfaces including screens that are metallic and perforated, reflects the nature of high tech Japan. The materials give the building a light feeling, and the highly refined details are typical of Maki’s more recent works.