This is the first American museum retrospective devoted to the influential Japanese architect Tadao Ando (b. 1941), who has gained international recognition for a series of projects built in Japan since the mid-1970s. A self-taught architect, Ando works in a minimal modern vocabulary of concrete and glass. His spare and subtle buildings offer a contemporary synthesis of modern western and Japanese traditions.
The exhibition focuses on ten projects that reflect the developing interaction between Ando’s buildings and nature, as well as his refinement of interior architectural space. Represented by models, drawings, and photographs, they include designs for houses, ecclesiastical buildings, museums, and an urban design for Osaka.
Organized by Stuart Wrede, Director, Department of Architecture and Design.