Ando, Complete works to date 1975 – 2012

As long time admirers of the tricky art of creating something jaw-droppingly beautiful out of functional structures we’re big fans of the man Philippe Starck describes as a “mystic in a country which is no longer mystic.” Legendary architect Tadao Ando is the only person to have won the four most prestigious prizes in his field namely the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prizes. Combining traditional influences from his native Japan with the best aspects of Modernism, his unique style and vision lends itself to futuristic buildings made from a combination of good honest materials such as concrete, wood, water and natural light all to stunning effect.

His designs include award-winning private homes, churches, museums, apartment complexes, and cultural spaces throughout Japan, as well as in France, Italy, Spain, and the USA. This impressive new book from Taschen, created at the height of Ando’s illustrious career has been updated for 2012 and presents Ando’s his complete works to date.

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