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Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando was born in Osaka in 1941. Architect.

He has studied architecture by himself and established Tadao Ando Architect & Associates in 1969.

He is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the Royal Academy of Arts in London. He was also a visiting professor at Yale, Columbia, UC Berkeley, and Harvard Universities.

He has designed many notable buildings, including Row House in Sumiyoshi, Osaka, 1976, which gave him the Annual Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan in 1979, Church of the Light, Osaka, 1989, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 2001, Armani Teatro, Milan, 2001, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 2002 and 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo, 2007. Among many awards he has received are; Gold Medal of Architecture, Academie d'Architecture (French Academy of Architecture) in 1989, The Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1995, Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects in 2002, and Gold Medal of Union Internationale des Architectes in 2005.

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    Ando Box IV

    Tadao Ando

    Ando Box IV

    As the fourth project with Tadao Ando, amanasalto is presenting ANDO BOX IV, a portfolio dedicated to the origin of architecture by Tadao Ando.
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    Ando Box III

    Tadao Ando

    Ando Box III

    What is it that architecture is capable of? What even is architecture, for that matter? I believe that architecture’s function, in its purest sense, is to serve as an “intermediary” between various phenomena present in our society – mediating the polarities between the artificial and the natural, the individual and society, and the present and the past.
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    ANDO x ANDO - Photographs

    Tadao Ando

    "...The 10 photographs presented here under the title ANDO×ANDO are photographs of my architecture taken by myself.They only show fragments of the architecture; they are not intended to elucidate the forms and spaces of my work.Indeed, they carry essentially no information.

    However, these captured moments do directly expose my audacious endeavor to open the door to a new world of architecture, with my own design methodology based on the composition of the basic elements of nature, geometry, and material.
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    ANDO BOX The 1st Round [drawings]

    ANDO BOX The 1st Round [drawings]

    A portfolio collecting the works of Tadao Ando, one of the world’s leading contemporary architects, is published in two volumes. “The 1st Round” contains platinum prints of a selection of drawings and comes in a special box designed by Ando himself.
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