Tadao Ando Quotes & Sayings

38 most famous Tadao Ando quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 76 year old Japanese architect born on Sep 13, 1941.

Tadao Ando Quotes
“When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.”
Tadao Ando Quotes
“When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.”
Tadao Ando Quotes
“I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.”
Tadao Ando Quotes
“There is a role and function for beauty in our time.”
Tadao Ando Quotes
“My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process.”
Tadao Ando Quotes
“I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.”
“In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.”
Tadao Ando Quotes
“You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.”
Tadao Ando Quotes
“You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.”
Tadao Ando Quotes
“If I can create some space that people haven't experienced before and if it stays with them or gives them a dream for the future, that's the kind of structure I seek to create.”

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