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When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.

When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.

There is a role and function for beauty in our time.

There is a role and function for beauty in our time.

I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.

I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.

You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.

You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.

You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see. ---->>>

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.

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.

In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside. ---->>>

If I can create some space that people haven't experienced before and if it stays with them or gives them a dream for the future, that's the kind of structure I seek to create. ---->>>

My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process. ---->>>

If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness. ---->>>

Working in Tokyo has convinced me that, contrary to what people think, it is actually one of the world's most beautiful cities. ---->>>

The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have. ---->>>

Since I am a Japanese man who's been building through the experience of Japanese architecture, my actual designs come from Japanese architectural concepts, although they're based on Western methods and materials.

Since I am a Japanese man who's been building through the experience of Japanese architecture, my actual designs come from Japanese architectural concepts, although they're based on Western methods and materials.

Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two.

Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two.

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. ---->>>

The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.

The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.

I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.

I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.

In Italy, there are so many significant architectural structures in history such as the Pantheon in Rome, or the Duomo. ---->>>

You always want to try to make something new, and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today. ---->>>

Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis.

Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis.

Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city. ---->>>

Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.

Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.

But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be. ---->>>

All those involved in the construction of an architectural design, from the architect to the builder, have an attachment to the architecture, although it's difficult to quantify the attachment.

All those involved in the construction of an architectural design, from the architect to the builder, have an attachment to the architecture, although it's difficult to quantify the attachment.

I believe that architecture is fundamentally a public space where people can gather and communicate, think about the history, think about the lives of human beings, or the world.

I believe that architecture is fundamentally a public space where people can gather and communicate, think about the history, think about the lives of human beings, or the world.

Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture. ---->>>

The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds. ---->>>

People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual - but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect. ---->>>

When I draw something, the brain and the hands work together. ---->>>

All architecture has a public nature, I believe, so I would like to make a public space. ---->>>

I am interested in things happening around me, and I need to understand what's going on in other artistic sectors like music and literature. ---->>>

If there is only one culture all over the world, that's not a good thing. ---->>>

Italy is full of historical buildings. And Europe holds a great history of philosophy from Greece until today. I read all those books and see these buildings, and I think of where I stand when I design my architecture. ---->>>

I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before. ---->>>

At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage. ---->>>

I don't look so closely at women's fashion, but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom to express themselves and their individualities, and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this, men and women are equally able to express themselves. ---->>>

In Japan, there is less a culture of preserving old buildings than in Europe. ---->>>

I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Japanese
Born: 09-13, 1941
Birthplace: Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan
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Occupation: Architect
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Tadao Ando (安藤 忠雄, Andō Tadao, born September 13, 1941) is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as "critical regionalism".(wikipedia)