Tadao Ando: Houses

Tadao Ando Houses

Tadao Ando's body of work is known for the creative use of natural light and for architectures that follow the natural forms of the landscape (rather than disturbing the landscape by making it conform to the constructed space of a building). The architect's buildings are often characterized by complex three-dimensional circulation paths. These paths interweave between interior and exterior spaces formed both inside large-scale geometric shapes and in the spaces between them. His "Row House in Sumiyoshi" (Azuma House, 住吉の長屋), a small two-story, cast-in-place concrete house completed in 1976, is an early Ando work which began to show elements of his characteristic style.

It consists of three equally sized rectangular volumes: two enclosed volumes of interior spaces separated by an open courtyard. By nature of the courtyard's position between the two interior volumes, it becomes an integral part of the house's circulation system. This house is famous for the contrast of appearance and spatial organization, which allow people to experience the richness of the space within the geometry. wiki

Tadao Ando: Houses

Product Details

    Hardcover: 300 pages
    Publisher: Rizzoli (October 1, 2013)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0847831590
    ISBN-13: 978-0847831593
    Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 1.4 x 11.3 inches