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Tadao Ando

Born in Osaka, japan 1941 He did not receive any formal architectural schooling, instead he trained by himself. Early influences – corbusier, FLW, kahn

Tadao Ando
• "I was never a good student. I always prefered learning things on my own outside of class… There's a lot of great traditional architecture in the area. I was studying architecture by going to see actual building, and reading books about them.“

• "I traced the drawings of le corbusier early period so many times, that all pages turned black”

Tadao Ando
• Ando developed a radically new architecture characterized by the use of unfinished reinforced concrete structures: • Using a geometric simplicity • Architecture shares the serenity and clarity that characterize traditional Japanese architecture. • He is winner of many prestigous architectural awards • Carlsberg Prize (1992), • Pritzker Prize (1995), • Praemium Imperiale (1996), • Gold Medal of Royal Institute of British Architects (1997)

Light is another. He wanted nature to be drawn into the architecture. ranging from simple to complex. He had a quote stating. if not the most important elemental material Ando uses in his work.The development of reinforced concrete enabled contemporary structures to have a variety of forms . “ .

enabled less material to be used and it efficiently carried the same loads. Minimalist approach.purity and elegance. With the use of ‘ando concrete’ .which is more dense.light and darkness guides the viewerevoke emotions .Church of light His use of materials accommodated the town of Osaka's economical restrains.

I tried to see to what extent an affluent space can be created with a minimum budget in an era flooded with goods and materials.I hoped this project would raise an issue against current tendency. .

. the interior must be especially full and satisfying. a zone for oneself within society. I create enclosed spaces mainly by means of thick concrete walls. When the external factors of a city’s environment require the wall to be without openings.In all my works. There is no other distractions within the space to detract from the reverence and significance the light gives.” It may seem almost impossible inspire such a large amount of emotion from a seemingly fairly empty space. The primary reason is to create a place for the individual. It is because the space is so empty that all of the focus is placed on the light as a design feature. light is an important controlling factor.

” . what exists on the land.Church of water “You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you. and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.

the church is surrounded by hills and trees. a long. and meets the entrance of the smaller cube with a semi-circular spiral staircase. . L-shaped wall runs alongside the south and east of the buildings that line the edge of the pond. The church. The larger of the two cubes serves as the chapel.To the west. faces a large pond which steps down towards the small natural river. In order to separate the church from the hotel that rests behind it. and a resort hotel lies to the east. with a form of two overlapping cubes.





Japan • Structure : Reinforced concrete • Building type : 9 – storey Low-rise building • Completion : Phase l : 1978-83 Phase ll : 1985-93 Phase lll : 1991-98 • Architect : Tadao Ando .BASIC INFORMATION • Location : Kobe.



CHARACTERISTICS : •Slope •Grid •Openness & Privacy •Public spaces .

Extensive grading and demolition of hill required. . Building replaces the mass removed.


•Rokko Housing was a proposal on a 60 degree sloping southern-oriented site on the edge of the Rokko Mountains in the city of Kobe. . •Collective housing was created with variegated relationship between public and private through the concept of alley spaces and public terraces where residents encounter. •Tadao Ando integrated his design with natural landscape.

•The housing complex is facing the ocean. with standardization.Grid system •The whole housing complex is formed in a grid system framework. • The units and spaces are fitted into this grid framework. . •All the living cells are displayed in a wide variety of layouts in this organized stepped terrace. so the residents on different levels all receive different vistas of the natural beauty.


4 x 4.8 meter grid system •20 units •Grid changes while ascending the hill •Each unit given personal terrace •Symmetrical plan •Topography allows diversity •Each unit is unique in size.ROKKO I •5. views and character •Central circulation creates community interaction .

2 x 5.ROKKO II •5.2 meter grid system •50 units •Three clusters of buildings •Uses ideas from Rokko I axial symmetry central circulation .


Openness achieved while privacy maintained .

ROKKO III •Prefabricated elements •Different language from l and ll .



Neighbourhood courtyard .

Private terrace 2. Public nature trail . Communal garden 3.3 Types of Garden 1.

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