Architectural Tour at the Aga Khan Museum

aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
The first time I visited the impressive Aga Khan Museum in Toronto I didn’t realize they had an architecture tour. I was too late on that visit, but the next time I was in town I was sure to be on time!
If you’re in the Toronto area and love architecture you must do this tour. There are some spaces that aren’t usually open to the public so this is a great chance to see/photograph these areas plus learn a bit about the design by architect, Fumihiko Maki. So much attention to detail in this space, so much to photograph!
I’ll break up the post into segments since each area I photographed is a little series all on its own.
First up, a members only room, with a little symmetry while framing this space on the ceiling.
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
Next up this amazing lapis staircase outside the auditorium.
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
Inside the auditorium is a very geometric ceiling. I loved focusing in on some angles to creates some abstracts. It’s also very reminiscent of the sculptural wall in the lobby of the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies here in Chicago.
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
Now, focusing a bit more symmetrically on the auditorium ceiling.
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
Back to that lapis staircase, but with a different approach.
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki
aga khan musuem, Fumihiko Maki

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