TADAO ANDO: Concrete and the Architecture of Silence.

“When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space…  If you give people nothingness they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.” 

Tadao Ando  

An architect who explored the limits of humankind’s relationship with nature through His original forms and structures
using the medium of unfinished reinforced concrete, Ando has developed a unique mode of architectural expression infused with a sense of nature.  

His concrete has been described as “smooth as silk”.

Koshino House by Tadao Ando.  Image source: http://cargocollective.com/martinhoura/Koshino-House-by-Tadao-Ando

 

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