Through an English translation by George Kunihiro, Tadao Ando describes his design for a church on Mt. Rokko. The concrete is made to appear very lightweight in the entrance colonnade, and the cross form is created by the window mullions.
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Tadao Ando talks about some residential projects he has completed in Japan. He is dissatisfied with both the disregard for the occupant inherent in modernism, and the superficial elements of postmodernism. He points out several unique cultural aspects of Japanese residences, namely their size, and the Japanese desire for courtyards. Ando’s desire is to blend his designs into nature, or at least attempt to introduce natural qualities in his designs, while working with modern materials such as concrete and glass.
Through an English translation by George Kunihiro, Tadao Ando describes the Festival shopping mall, the Times building in Kyoto, two tea houses and his own studio space in Osaka.