Tadao Ando’s Concept Process of design is not broken down into stages He believes that everything has to be done by hands, because he doesn’t believe in systematization and modernization Ando looks at abstract spaces as not abstract spaces by searching on those spaces for the original form of space Born in 1941 in Osaka Did not go to university after high school Was self-educated as he grew up in a craftsman like environment In high school he discovered that he likes sketch Attended a drawing school Had a mission not only to pursue superficial comforts but to examine what has been discarded in the process of economic growth and seek what are essential to human dwelling The selection of material in result is the purification of space into spatial essence
Concept Of Dwelling
The way he connects his building with the natural environment
The form that he gives life to abstract spaces, the transformation of it
The strong material that he uses and yet give us that soft texture
The experience that each and everyone has had when ever passing through one of his work
The stamp that he leaves on each of his work such as concrete, free flowing kind of places, abstract not abstract, the nature inside out the place
The strong filosophy behind every building that he has produced
Light is the origin of all being, light gives every moment new of form of being and new inter relationships to things, and architecture condenses light to its most concise being. The creation of space in architecture is simply the condensation and purification of the power of light.
Tadao Ando’s Inspiration The massive concrete structures Bringing the outside in relationship
The places he viisted such as temples, shrines and tea house in Kyoto and Nara
Studied architecture by looking at building, and understand why there design in such a way, reading books about them
Got interested in architecture when he was 15, bought Le corbusier’s book and started tracing all of his drawing a number of times
In 1969 he started formulating his idea of design after the many visits he did in different countries
winner of many prestigous architectural awards, for example Carlsberg Prize (1992), Pritzker Prize (1995), PraemiumImperiale (1996), Gold Medal of Royal Institute of British Architects (1997) and now is one of the most highly respected architect in the world, influencing an entire generation of students.