next door…


In 2006, Fumihiko Maki returned to Washington University in St. Louis to design the new home for the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and Walker Hall.

Lesson / Koan : Stay simple.

Steinberg Hall which is next door to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, as mentioned yesterday, is a building, project & concept which Maki completed will a clear vision.

BTW,

Maki’s evolution as an architect has been richly rewarded, it is unfortunate that he could not remember his own best lesson. Maki’s teachers must be embarrassed by the mixed & unclear metaphor of a museum he built but fifty feet away from his masterpiece. ( AKA – a utopian home for a school of architecture. )

NOTE :

Simple is done so rarely, because it is so hard to do.  In other words, don’t do too much, do enough and always know when enough is enough.

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