Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando is a Japanese architect known for his minimalist and modernist designs. He is one of the leading architects of the 20th century and has designed numerous buildings around the world, including private residences, cultural institutions, and public spaces. Ando's work is characterized by a focus on simplicity, the use of raw concrete, and the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Ando is also known for his innovative approach to the use of light and his attention to the relationship between the built environment and the natural landscape. Some of his notable projects include the Church of the Light, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum. Ando's unique approach to architecture has earned him numerous awards and accolades, and he remains a major influence in the field of architecture today.

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  • Tadao Ando: Emptiness to Infinity

    The documentary by Mathias Brick pays homage to one of the world's most renowned architects: the Japanese "Master of Minimalism" Tadao Ando. The film introduces viewers to his famous buildings and offers an exclusive look into his work process. Ando shares his sources of inspiration and motivation.

  • Japan Three Generations of Avant-Garde Architects

    In an examination of Modernism, Japan: 3 Generations of Avant-Garde Architects studies seven innovative minds who fuse Japanese traditions with modern materials and technology. Bonded by a belief in architectural savagery and brute minimalism, Itsuko Hasegawa, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando,...

  • Tadao Ando

    Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, roots himself in cultural visions of space, landscape, and juxtaposition. Inspired deeply by his home and heritage, Ando proposes an international architecture that he believes can only be conceived by someone Japanese. Believing in the importance of carpentry and ...