characteristics of Ando's work namely the use of raw concrete, dramatic play of natural light, and the interplay of interior and exterior spaces. The primary reason is to create a place for the individual, a zone for oneself within society. This readings however were only an encouragement, and he soon realized that he must take a closer look in order to really learn about architecture. Andos concrete is often referred to as smooth-as-silk.
The third location that Pino chose was in Paris. When I was about 18, I started to visit temples, shrines, and tea houses in Kyoto and Nara, theres a lot of great traditional architecture in the area. He explains that the quality of construction does not depend on the mix itself, but rather on the form work into which the concrete is cast. As a guest lecturer, Ando, accompanied by an interpreter, occasionally visits Harvard and Yale where he presents his ideas in person to the students. Entirely self-educated, Tadao Ando is considered Japans leading architect and his sublime buildings are located all over the world. The evenly spaced holes in the concrete, that have become almost an Ando trademark, are the result of bolts that hold the shuttering together. Church OF THE light. The central space has a triangular base and connects the exhibition spaces of three artists. In my mind, I quite often wonder how Le Corbusier would have thought about this project or that. I was never a good student. "Atama Daibutsu (The Buddha's Head) was named for its novel, impressive appearance.