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Copy of TADAO ANDO

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TADAO ANDO Born in Osaka in 1941 in Osaka, Japan
worked as a carpenter and model maker
Interest in architecture happened at the age of 15 when he bought a book on Le Corbusier sketches
He did not receive any formal architectural schooling
self taught architect
In his early 20's learnt architecture by travelling and reading books
influenced by Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, F.L Wright, Louis Khan
In 1968 established his own studio called Tadao Ando Architects and Associates INTRODUCTION STYLE Japanese minimalist architect
Highly influenced by Japanese religion and lifestyle
simplified rectilinear forms link the interior and exterior
relationship between nature and his work
natural light in a very creative way WALLS KEY ELEMENTS LIGHT Koshino House
1979-81 Kidosaki House
1979-81 WIND FLOW Rokko restaurant
1985-86 Asuka Museum
1990-94 Naoshima art museum
1988-92 NATURE SANCTUARY Meditation Space
UNESCO 1995 materiality, tactility, emptiness.
Use of concrete and glass
unfinished reinforced concrete structures
Large concrete walls combined with wooden or stone floors
large windows
concrete and glass buildings reflect the modern progress in Japan
unornamented structures made of silky smooth concrete with sheets of glass. MATERIALS Oxy UnagidaniOsaka
(1986-1987) WORKS
Light creates a feel of spiritual calm
Dramatically lit
Cross
flooded with light where horizontal and vertical openings frame a cross CHURCH OF LIGHT
1989 Importance of water
Set in wooded hills
Enter into glass cube room
darkened curved stairway
Cross in water
Open to nature CHURCH ON THE WATER
1985-88 Complex of apartments
Modular cubes
Central stair
Unique apartments Rokko Housing
Kobe (1981-1983, 1985-–1989) Narrow
Private barrier
Open to nature
Return to traditional Japanese life-style of contact with light, air, rain and other natural elements
Acts as a landmark ROW HOUSE IN SUMIYOSHI
KOBE, 1975 Water creates paths

can relate the work to nature easily

library, indoor and outdoor theatres, an exhibition gallery, a multipurpose hall and a restaurant

stepped waterfall and pool connect the building and the scenery

1995 Pritzker Prize THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
HAMEJI 1988-89 Primary material is Concrete
crafted wooden forms
Varnished and polished
Smooth as silk Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
St. Louis (1997-2001) INTERIORS rectangular planar glass light fixture
designed for Italian manufacturer Venini
strict geometric shapes
simple while modulating light WAVE WITH SOUL Colloborated with Danish furniture company Carl Hansen
Tadao's style-minimalism and geometric shapes
Carl Hansens - organic shapes
combination of both Designed for "church on the water"
relaxing effect nature. inspired from the renaissance and architects like Mies Vand Der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Terragni

believes that an architect is a participating member of the society

architecture can not survive without being part of that society

responsible for the environment that they design for

believes that architecture can change the society - "to change the dwelling is to change the city and to reform the society" SOCIAL, CULTURAL,POLITICAL CONTEXT lot of influence of travelling in his works

blend of rich traditions of Japan and the Modern world

wishes to inspire people to use their own resources to move into the future

example of critical regionalism for blending cultural tradition with modernism

implemented a project to plant 3000 trees in Osaka

requested then prime minister Koizumi and the project was agreed “As we become richer in material but poorer in heart I would like to return to Einstein’s comment about Japan (after the world war ||) about the country being poor in wealth and rich in spirit” ECONOMICAL FACTORS Great East Japan earthquake got him even closer to the people of Japan

tried to fund scholarship from people to revive the industry and help the city recover.

The $100,000 prize money that he got for Pritzker architecture was donated to the orphans of the Kobe earthquake. Tadao Ando is a self taught architect inspired by Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe etc. His style includes following Japanism, relating to nature and most importantly light. He used materials like cement, glass. His famous works include Water Temple, Church of the Light, Row House. He respects all nations and aims to be renowned globally. CONCLUSIONS Lot of influence of travelling in his works

blend of rich traditions of Japan and the modern world

wishes to inspire people to use their own resources to move into the future

example of critical regionalism for blending cultural tradition with modernism

implemented a project to plant 3000 trees in Osaka

requested then prime minister Koizumi and the project was implemented

won many prestigious awards
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