On 2 June 2011, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Tadao Ando lecture tickets were sold out. Eighteen days later, the Osaka University Convention Center was full and cheerful. Everywhere he goes, young people crowd round him (check out the video with Bono in Dublin, below).
This is Tadao Ando, an Osaka-born genius. We are most honoured to have met him. Tadao has signed for us his Losing Battle After Battle, a book about architectural competitions which Tadao Ando has not won. About ideas, concepts, courage, failure, and the strength to keep going.
Tadao's proposed design for Museum aan de Stroom (1999)
The museum was finally designed by
Neutelings Riedijk Architecten (The Netherlands)
It opened in 2011. View it on the museum's website.
This was Tadao's vision of what Tate Modern should look like (1995)
The building was designed by
Herzog & De Meuron (Switzerland).
It opened in 2000. Check it out on the Tate official website.
Watch Tadao Ando on CNN:
Tadao Ando © 2006 CNN Talk Asia Program part 1/3
thank you danone19 for the videos
Watch a short video many Tadao fans love, with Bono from U2 introducing Tadao Ando in Dublin, 2007, here.
Then watch a skillfully-composed video on Tadao Ando's works, Conceptos, which is available on youtube here.
You can buy books on Tadao Ando on amazon.com, here.
Buy Du beton et d'autres secrets de l'architecture by Tadao Ando on amazon.com here.