ANDO Tadao Early Architectural Drawings

These are a part of the collection of handwritten original design drawings from the establishment of the office (30 projects), made of about 1400 drawings. Many of them are drawn in pencil on tracing paper, including peculiarly expressed architectural drawings where various elements of architecture are integrated into a single drawing.

ANDO Tadao (1941-)

Self-educated in architecture and established Tadao Ando Architect & Associates. In 1997, professor at the University of Tokyo. Currently, emeritus professor at the University of Tokyo and honorary director of NAMA. Visiting professor of Yale, Columbia, and Harvard University.

Major Works

  • 1976 Row House in Sumiyoshi
  • 1983 Rokko Housing I
  • 1984 TIME’s I
  • 1988 Church on the Water
  • 1989 Church of the Light
  • 1992 Benesse House
  • 2000 Awaji-Yume Butai
  • 2002 International Library of Children’s Literature, National Diet Library
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • 2004 Chichu Art Museum
  • 2006 Omotesando Hills (Omotesando Regeneration Project)
  • 2007 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
  • 2009 Punta della Dogana Contemporary Art Center
  • 2014 Shanghai Poly Center
  • 2020 Nakanoshima Children’s Book Forest
  • 2021 Bourse de Commerce-Pinault Collection

Past Exhibitions in NAMA

  • Early Drawings of Tadao Ando: Autonomy and Dialogue, 2019