YINJISPACE use media professional’s unique perspective,try to explore the essence of life behind the design works.

© logo 粤ICP备19077098号

YINJISPACE use media professional’s unique perspective,try to explore the essence of life behind the design works.

© logo 粤ICP备19077098号

Tadao Ando

I think of the past and the future as well as the present to determine where I am, and I move on while thinking of these things.

Tadao Ando is a Japanesearchitect who won the Pritzker Prize in 1995. Tadao Ando was born in Osaka,Japan on September 13, 1941. His life is legendary. He was a professional boxerbefore becoming an architect, and then a professional architect without propertraining. Use the prize money earned from boxing matches to travel to theUnited States, Europe, Africa and Asia, as well as to observe unique buildings.At that time, his photographs were used in the works of the architect LouisKahn.

After graduating from OsakaPolytechnic University, Tadao Ando traveled the world and taught himselfarchitecture. In 1969, he founded Tadao Ando Architecture Studio. He designedmany personal residence, which is located in Osaka, "long live auspicious house" for a highevaluation, large-scale public buildings to small individual residential work,many times to get Japanese architecture awards. Works range from museums,recreation facilities, religious facilities, offices, etc., and are usuallylarge scale buildings.

Tadao Ando fame began to accumulaterapidly as he published a succession of residential and commercial buildingsmade of plain concrete, generating buzz and discussion. Since then, he hasdeveloped his own unique architectural style: fair-faced concrete and geometricshapes, enjoying the reputation of "fair-faced concrete poet", he writes beautiful architectural poems. Simple, calm and composed, is his architectural blank. As a generation of master architects, Tadao Ando left a unique and great vitality for the world. His works and the spirit behind them are eternal and irrepressible.. In 1995, Mr. Ando won the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highesthonor, by donating $100,000 to orphans after the 1995 Kobe earthquake.

    Subscribe 订阅

    Design Works

    • Vitra Conference Pavilion

      Tadao Ando's 1993 conference hall was the architect's first building outside Japan. The calm and restrained structure includes various meeting rooms.
    • Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

      Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art is a purpose-built municipal art museum located in Nada District, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It was designed by Tadao Ando and opened in 2002. The main collection of the museum is foreign and Japanese sculpture, foreign and Japanese prints, Western and Japanese paintings related to Hyogo Prefecture, modern Japanese paintings and contemporary art.
    • Lee Ufan Museum

      A museum resulting from the collaboration between internationally acclaimed artist Lee Ufan, presently based mainly in Europe, and architect Tadao Ando. The Ando-designed semi-underground structure houses paintings and sculptures by Lee spanning a period from the 1970s to the present day. Lee's works resonate with Ando's architecture, giving visitors an impression of both stillness and dynamism. Located in a gentle valley surrounded by hills and the ocean, the museum offers a tranquil space where nature, architecture and art come in resonance with each other, inviting to peaceful and quiet contemplation, in a society overflowing with material goods.
    • Sayamaike Museum

      After a series of archaeological digs at Sayamaike Lake, the remains of a dam used between the XII and XIV dynasties were found. Other excavations have uncovered several engineering projects in Japan. The museum, designed by Tadao Ando, is intended to house the remains of the site and showcase Japan's ancient engineering techniques. This work shows a section of the excavation in the dam. The idea of the project is to cover the facilities and discover that the environment is part of the museum, harmonized with the historical grandeur of the place.
    • Awaji Yumebutai

      Awaji Yumebutai is a complex of conference center, hotel and memorial in Awaji, Hyōgo, built near the epicenter of the 1995 Great Hanshin Awaji earthquake.
    • Water Temple

      Tadao Ando did not simply invert the traditional ascension to the Holy Land; he adopted a series of different architectural Spaces conceived as a series of introductory theatres.
    • Hyogo Children's Center

      Since August 1991, in its magnificent site, landscape elements have been absorbed into the building, while part of the architectural work has been extended out into the wild. Tadao Ando's modest buildings are not usually associated with children, but at the museum in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, his wondrous poems of light and shadow, and his thoughtful treatment of the interpenetration of interior and exterior Spaces.
    • Church Of The Light

      In the small town of Ibaraki, 25km outside of Osaka, Japan, stands one of Tadao Ando’s signature architectural works, the Church of the Light. The Church of the Light embraces Ando’s philosophical framework between nature and architecture through the way in which light can define and create new spatial perceptions equally, if not more so, as that of his concrete structures.
    • Chapel on Mt. Rokko

      This small wedding chapel sits high in the mountains of Rokka in the Japanese city of Kobe, towering behind an unnamed adjacent hotel. Using materials of concrete, glass and light, Ando created a powerful spiritual place through a rich spatial sequence of light and dark, direct and indirect natural light.