Early Drawings of Tadao Ando: Autonomy and Dialogue

         
安藤忠雄初期建築原図展―個の自立と対話   

2019.6.8[sat]-2019.9.23[mon]
Open throughout the exhibition period
Open hours 10:00~16:30

Early Drawings of Tadao Ando: Autonomy and Dialogue
Early Drawings of Tadao Ando: Autonomy and Dialogue

  


  Tadao Ando, born 1941 in Osaka, Japan, self-taught himself in architecture and established his atelier, Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, in 1969, exactly a half century ago. During this time, he has built works of architecture all over the world, shown in numerous exhibitions, and delivered countless lectures, and with bookstores also filling their shelves with publications about him, he is now recognized as one of the world’s most famous contemporary architects.
 This exhibition, titled Early Drawings of Tadao Ando, is a showcase of Ando’s early architectural materials, namely hand-drawn plans and sketches that date from before around 1990. The featured projects include a number of his extant masterpieces in Japan, such as the Row House in Sumiyoshi (’76), the Koshino House (’81), Rokko Housing Ⅰ (’83), Time’s Ⅰ (’84), the Kidosaki House (’86), the Church on the Water (’88), and the Church of the Light (’89).
 The theme of the exhibition, “Autonomy and Dialogue”, expresses the ideas – or in other words, the basic principles and motives – that drove the early Ando as he sought to create spaces where people could develop personal autonomy by finding and deepening one’s self through engaging in dialogue with things such as the city, nature, light, history, and culture.
 Ando claims that he seeks “to condense the intent behind the design into a single drawing”. And indeed, the many drawings in this exhibition, which are beautiful, meticulously constructed, and marked by an enhanced three-dimensionality achieved through the superimposition of sections, perspectives, and axonometric projections over floor plans, very much embody the architect’s ideas of space. All are encouraged to come see them in person.

Leaflet(PDF)

Organization:Agency for Cultural Affairs
Support:Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

Excutive Committee:
Ito Takeshi (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University; Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
Furuyama Masao (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Kawamukai Masato (Chief Senior Specialist for Architectural Documents; Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Science)
Text Contributions:
Kasahara Kazuto (Assistant Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology)



Venue

National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs 4‐6‐15 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo


Entry

There are two ways to enter the National Archives of Modern Architecture.


To view only the exhibition (possible only on weekdays):
Please enter via the main gate of the Yushima
Local Common Government Offices (Admission: Free).


To view both the exhibition and Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens:
Please enter via the Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens
(Admission: 400 yen).

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Exhibition catalogue

Early Drawings of Tadao Ando: Autonomy and Dialogue

size: 182 x 257 / 76 pages / language: Japanese, English

Index


02 Foreword

04 INTRODUCTION  Kawamukai Masato

08 TOMISHIMA HOUSE
09 SOSEIKAN – YAMAGUCHI HOUSE
10 ROW HOUSE IN SUMIYOSHI – AZUMA HOUSE
14 WALL HOUSE – MATSUMOTO HOUSE
15 TEZUKAYAMA HOUSE – MANABE HOUSE
16 GLASS BLOCK HOUSE – ISHIHARA HOUSE
18 MATSUTANI HOUSE
19 UEDA HOUSE
20 KOSHINO HOUSE
25 ATELIER IN OYODO I phase1/phase2/phase3
27 ATELIER IN OYODO II
28 TEA HOUSE FOR SOSEIKAN
29 TEA HOUSE IN OYODO veneer, block, tent
31 TOWNHOUSE IN KUJO – IZUTSU HOUSE
34 MOTEGI HOUSE
35 KANEKO HOUSE
36 ROKKO HOUSING I
42 TIME’S I
48 NAKAYAMA HOUSE
50 KIDOSAKI HOUSE
54 CHAPEL ON MT. ROKKO
59 CHURCH ON THE WATER
63 CHURCH OF THE LIGHT
67 OGURA HOUSE

68 Architectural Drawings of the Early Ando – Words, Drawings, and Works  Furuyama Masao
70 Territorial Architect Tadao Ando  Ito Takeshi

72 Biography
74 Project Data