International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Passage through Modernism: The Art of Architecture Reimagined by Tadeo Ando
Dr. Gerry Coulter

In the art of Tadeo Ando’s (b. 1941) architecture Eastern thought meets Western Modernism (especially Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn). Ando’s use of simple modern materials such as concrete, glass, and steel contributes a balanced and humanizing dimension to these media where each building must be “of” the place where it is built. Ando is acutely aware of the need of humanity for buildings which compliment nature and peaceful contemplation. His use of light and water compliment his overall philosophy of architecture. The paper concludes that Ando’s work is both poetic and inspiring and bodes well for the near future explorations of modernism and what it is becoming.

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