Massimiliano Fuksas (born January 9th 1944, Rome) is the principal of Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto, an international practice with multidisciplinary offices including architects, urban planners, designers, landscape architects, multimedia section and a fully equipped model laboratory.
Fuksas received his degree in architecture from the La Sapienza University in 1969 in Rome trained by Ludovico Quaroni. In Rome he founded his practice. Subsequent offices were opened in Paris (1989) and Vienna (1993). From 1994 to 1997 he was a member of the urban commissions of Berlin and of Salzburg. From June 1997 he was advisor to the I.F.A. (Institut Français d'Architecture) Administration Board. Since January 2000, writes the architecture column of the weekly publication L'Espresso, established by Bruno Zevi. In 2000 he was the Director of The Venice Biennale's - 7th International Architecture Exhibition - "Less Aesthetics, More Ethics".
He is visiting professor at several universities, including the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, and Columbia University in New York.
As architect Fuksas is interested in "process in transformations". He states that he is "bored of the chronological linearity expected to render a finite and static end result. This smacks of the modern scientific era which has long passed. Our world has transformed into one which has multiple inputs, one which changes according to data flows, as unpredictable as that of water."
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