Tadao Ando: “Conquering light”

In his first editorial, Tadao Ando tells us how natural light has conquered the zenith of architecture across all ages and places, from the ascetic light of northern Europe to the intimate shadows of Japanese homes.

Tadao Ando: “The world must change”

Tadao Ando talks about how boxing influenced his approach to life and architecture. As for rising to global challenges, he suggests that everyone gather their inner strength, saying, “Apples and people should remain green, unripe and full of spirit to challenge absolutely anything.”

Tadao Ando, a biography

The Japanese architect, Domus Guest Editor in 2021: “At first sight, my architecture seems exposed, as though I tried to create that kind of abstract space which is the result of eliminating all functional and practical elements. In reality, I am not striving for an abstract space, but for an archetype of space.” (Tadao Ando)