As part of the 10x10x10 project, David Chipperfield passes the baton to the Japanese architect. Ando is the first Pritzker Prize to guide the contents of the magazine founded by Gio Ponti.
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 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.”
The manifesto for Domus by 2021 guest editor.
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)