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TADAO ANDO
THE ARCHITECT OF LIGHT
NIDHI THIGALE
S.Y. B.ARCH.
PUNE.
Tadao Ando
 Born in Osaka, Japan in 1941.
 Is a self-taught architect.
 Is inspired by the works of Le Corbusier and al...
Philosophy
 “In all my works, light is an important controlling factor.”
 “I create enclosed spaces mainly by means of t...
Philosophy
 Style - element of Light, Water, concrete and glass.
 Simplified, rectilinear forms.
 favors designing comp...
Church of the Light, 1999.
LOCATION: Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
CONTEXT:
 Tightly-packed residential neighborhood
 Very small...
Church of the Light
Function: Chapel
 Building is an addition to an
earlier wooden structure
Church of the Light
 Entrance is from
the back.
 Must turn 180
degrees to face
the front of the
building
Church of the Light: Form
Form: Long, rectilinear plan
 “The building can be described simply as a bare concrete box with...
Amuza Housing
 Location: Osaka, Japan
 Area: 65 sq.m
 Year of construction: 1975-1976
Amuza Housing
• His approach was to connect the
art of building with art of living.
• He relates the form and
compositiona...
Amuza Housing
Plan And Section
• Ground floor- living room,
kitchen separated by a central
courtyard and staircase.
• Uppe...
Amuza Housing
View
The Chichu Art Museum
Location: Southern portion of the
island of Naoshima, Japan
Year of Construction: 2004
• Limiting th...
The Chichu Art Museum
Concept
 Why underground? The site is a place where national
forest abounds and was a former salt f...
The Chichu Art Museum
• ‘Chichu’ means ‘underground’
• Part of the Front lobby and access
way are dark, but the ain exhibi...
The Chichu Art Museum
MATERIAL:
 Concrete
 Steel
 Glass
 Wood
The Chichu Art Museum
Internal Spaces
Church on the Water
Hokkaido (1985-88)
RUKKO HOUSING, JAPAN. (1983)
The Modern Art Museum (2002)
“What I have sought to achieve is a
spatiality that stimulates the human
spirit, awakens the sensitivity and
communicates...
THANKYOU.
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TADAO ANDO - ARCHITECT OF LIGHT

  1. 1. TADAO ANDO THE ARCHITECT OF LIGHT NIDHI THIGALE S.Y. B.ARCH. PUNE.
  2. 2. Tadao Ando  Born in Osaka, Japan in 1941.  Is a self-taught architect.  Is inspired by the works of Le Corbusier and also considers Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn  "I traced the drawings of his early period so many times, that all pages turned black” Awards :  The Pritzker Architecture Prize.  the gold medal of the French Academy.  plus numerous other medals and honorary fellow designations from Finland, the United States, and Great Britain.  He has every art and architecture prize his own country can bestow. Tadoa Ando
  3. 3. Philosophy  “In all my works, light is an important controlling factor.”  “I create enclosed spaces mainly by means of thick concrete walls.”  “When the external factors of a city’s environment require the wall to be without openings, the interior must be especially full and satisfying.”  “I create architectural order on the basis of geometry squares, circles, triangles and rectangles. I try to use forces in the area where I am building, to restore the unity between house and nature (light and wind).”
  4. 4. Philosophy  Style - element of Light, Water, concrete and glass.  Simplified, rectilinear forms.  favors designing complex spatial circulation while maintaining the appearance of simplicity.  Bare concrete walls that define the spaces within.  Interior of the building are the form itself, ridicules the idea of masking it.
  5. 5. Church of the Light, 1999. LOCATION: Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan CONTEXT:  Tightly-packed residential neighborhood  Very small space  Location influences form  L-shaped wall separates church from busy surrounding.  No good views, so the windows are minimal – only the distinctive narrow cross window and a window opening into the L-shaped wall
  6. 6. Church of the Light Function: Chapel  Building is an addition to an earlier wooden structure
  7. 7. Church of the Light  Entrance is from the back.  Must turn 180 degrees to face the front of the building
  8. 8. Church of the Light: Form Form: Long, rectilinear plan  “The building can be described simply as a bare concrete box with a wall cutting through it at a 15 degree angle. “  Proportion: 1:3 – rectangle can hold 3 spheres, each 5.9 meters in diameter
  9. 9. Amuza Housing  Location: Osaka, Japan  Area: 65 sq.m  Year of construction: 1975-1976
  10. 10. Amuza Housing • His approach was to connect the art of building with art of living. • He relates the form and compositional methods to the kind of life that that will be lived in the given space and regional society. • It is a narrow rectangular concrete block with living spaces surrounding the courtyard. • It depicts traditional Japanese life style connected with light ,air and rain and other natural elements Concept
  11. 11. Amuza Housing Plan And Section • Ground floor- living room, kitchen separated by a central courtyard and staircase. • Upper floor- two bedrooms joined by a central uncovered walkway which is the only source of light. Material – • Reinforced cement concrete used in the house is presented as the ornamentation of the façade.
  12. 12. Amuza Housing View
  13. 13. The Chichu Art Museum Location: Southern portion of the island of Naoshima, Japan Year of Construction: 2004 • Limiting the architecture to an underground structure • No external design rising out of the ground
  14. 14. The Chichu Art Museum Concept  Why underground? The site is a place where national forest abounds and was a former salt field. Hence to preserve the existing atmosphere and beauty of the site the museum is wisely buried underground.  It is possible to create almost any form underground as there are no axes or directions as exist above ground, on earth  The outer expression of an underground building is invisible and, therefore, the obvious issues of form were not an issue.  Challenge was to achieve a highly complex and varied sequence of “lightscapes” within a configuration of simple, geometrical forms.  The museum was intended, holistically, to be visited with light as a guide.
  15. 15. The Chichu Art Museum • ‘Chichu’ means ‘underground’ • Part of the Front lobby and access way are dark, but the ain exhibition space brings in natural light creatively throught the courtyards. • a series of small concrete openings and geometric skylights float among the greenery. • There are five galleries altogether , of various sizes and characters featuring the works of three artists – Claude Monet , Walter de Mari and James Turrell. • The triangular space connects the galleries of the three artists. • Inside the museum the visitors are constantly brought between light and darkness, between mass and void
  16. 16. The Chichu Art Museum MATERIAL:  Concrete  Steel  Glass  Wood
  17. 17. The Chichu Art Museum Internal Spaces
  18. 18. Church on the Water Hokkaido (1985-88)
  19. 19. RUKKO HOUSING, JAPAN. (1983)
  20. 20. The Modern Art Museum (2002)
  21. 21. “What I have sought to achieve is a spatiality that stimulates the human spirit, awakens the sensitivity and communicates with the deeper soul.” – Tadao Ando
  22. 22. THANKYOU.

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