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Tadao Ando exhibition in Paris


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That’s a fantastic photo of one of the world’s most overrated architects. Though that scribble on the board looks rather imaginative by Ando’s standards.

Google his Azuma House for a perfect example of his “iconic” designs.

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I'm puzzled. Is that meant to be a good picture he's scrawling there?

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Mr. Concrete. Some friends got married at his Chapel on the Water in Tomamu which was beautiful in the snow. I really liked those old ivy covered apartment buildings on Omotesando that were knocked down and turned into the truly hideous Ometesando Hills shopping atrocity. Although I quite like the Azuma House, tbh.

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I do not think that it is fair to call the Azuma House (1976) as one of Tadao Ando's "iconic" designs. Rather, it should be noted as a humble design of a self-taught architect who – with remarkable talent and thinking – won his Fritzker Prize two decades later.

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